TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House opened debate Tuesday on a hotly contested Republican bill requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in west Alabama are hosting a summit with the aim of connecting faith-based leaders with social service agencies.
Phoenix police release report on 2018 spike in shootings
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Police Department on Friday released a study into what possibly contributed to a sharp rise last year in shootings involving their officers, half of which ended with the...
House passes bill expanding law enforcement drone use
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Florida could use drones for more purposes under legislation passed unanimously by the state House.
DENVER (AP) — Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation Friday designed to shed light on the conclusions of internal police investigations into alleged officer misconduct by making...
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a human foot has been found in a pond in northwestern Indiana.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports police responded Monday afternoon in Crown Point...
CHICAGO (AP) — Whenever Rachel Orden calls for an Uber, the 20-year-old Michigan State University sophomore immediately walks to the back of the vehicle to check the license plate number, then...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general says law enforcement agencies must enforce a new law expanding background checks to nearly all private gun sales and that they could be liable...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday that he won't release older records on state law enforcement agents' misconduct despite a recently released appeals court...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in California must release police misconduct records even if the behavior occurred before a new transparency law took effect, a state court of...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Law enforcement agencies say they found no wrongdoing by a former Maine mayor who resigned in the wake of a controversy over leaked text messages, one of which included a...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A proposal that requires local law enforcement agencies to support federal authorities on immigration matters was approved by a Florida House committee Wednesday, while a...
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Santa Cruz Sentinel on police being able to build trust by backing transparency reforms:
Recent stories published in this newspaper have uncovered cases of police misconduct...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile and the prosecutor who charged the officer who killed him have teamed up with others to develop a tool kit for law enforcement to use in times...
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The Sacramento Bee on being able to trust police on deadly force reform:
Gov. Gavin Newsom is slated to meet with law enforcement groups this week. In recognition of National...
3 more police departments latest to meet state standards
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says the latest law enforcement agencies to be certified on standards governing the use of deadly force and other policies are a sheriff's office and two village...
California police report almost no racial profiling
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally...
- Houston ChronicleFort Bend County Sheriff asking local officials to keep their word about anti-human trafficking effortsApril 12, 2019
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are looking into a report of a threatening graffiti message directed at U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A uniquely California program investigated a record number of people who no longer are allowed to own firearms, yet the underlying backlog remains nearly the same as a...
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Investigative documents accuse a Brigham Young University police lieutenant of accessing protected information from other Utah law enforcement agencies and sharing that...
Arizona grand jury indicts 11 in drug trafficking probe
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted 11 people who were allegedly involved with a drug distribution ring that distributed crack cocaine, Oxycodone and...
Another North Carolina sheriff to reject ICE detainees
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Another sheriff in North Carolina says he will no longer honor detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
North Dakota ponders ban on public firearm buyback programs
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota legislators are considering a ban on public firearm buyback programs, which local governments and law enforcement agencies even in some gun-friendly conservative states commonly use to voluntarily remove weapons from the street.
State of the Union among most sensitive security challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's one of the most sensitive security challenges in America: The State of the Union address puts the president, his Cabinet, members of Congress, military leaders, top diplomats and Supreme Court justices all in the same place at the same time for all the world to see.
Protecting everyone requires months of planning and coordination involving multiple law enforcement agencies, led by the U.S. Secret Service. Thousands of officers work across agencies in ways seen and unseen.
Papers: Police seize $17M in 3 years; blacks targeted most
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Over three years, law enforcement agencies seized $17 million from people in South Carolina they thought got the money through illegal means, according to an investigation by two newspapers.
NY authorities to stage STOP-DWI campaign for Super Bowl
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State police and other law enforcement agencies are conducting a STOP-DWI campaign across New York this weekend to crack down on Super Bowl revelers.
The campaign targeting impaired driving will include underage drinking enforcement, increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints. It runs from Saturday until 4 a.m. on Monday.
Law enforcement also will be looking for motorists using cellphones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel.
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Idaho hopes to test most backlogged rape kits by end of 2019
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Police lab is putting a dent in the number of backlogged rape kits, according to a recent report.
The 2018 sexual assault kit tracking report released by Idaho State Police Forensic Services shows that the state performed 473 rape kit exams last year, and the lab received 620 kits for testing, the Idaho Statesman reported Thursday.
Bill would help track missing Native American women
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska law enforcement officials need to unite behind an effort to track cases of missing Native American women and children, a problem that has gone virtually unnoticed until recently, a state senator said Thursday.
Oklahoma authorities find 2 bodies in search for Texans
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma law enforcement agencies have discovered the bodies of a man and a woman in clandestine graves in rural Okfuskee County as part of their search for two missing Texas residents.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of investigation said Tuesday that police in the central Texas city of Temple had asked for their assistance in the disappearance of 28-year-old Jenna Scott and 32-year-old Michael Swearingin.
At Trump’s side, Border Patrol union leader in spotlight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown.
His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader's profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol, a backwater in prior administrations when compared to other federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and Secret Service.
Sheriff: North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper shot, wounded
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies report a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been shot and wounded and authorities are seeking a suspect.
Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr. told reporters Monday that multiple law enforcement agencies have joined the Highway Patrol in searching for a suspect.
The Pitt County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that the trooper has been hospitalized in Greenville. The trooper's identity wasn't immediately released.
New Mexico’s public safety chief wants more coordination
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's pick to lead the state Public Safety Department is a state law enforcement veteran who said Monday that he'll prioritize coordination and data sharing with local police and sheriff's agencies.
Valencia County Undersheriff Mark Shea, who has a background in school safety and police recruitment, was one of a half dozen appointments Lujan Grisham announced Monday.
Man escapes from Lansing Correctional Facility
LANSING, Kan. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility.
Department of Corrections officials said Monday they are looking for 36-year-old Cal Henry Green III.
Green is a minimum-security inmate currently imprisoned on an aggravated battery charge out of Wyandotte County.
K-9 facility offers training for state’s police agencies
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol hopes its training facility for police dogs in central Ohio will help the patrol and other law enforcement agencies in the state.
The $1.4 million statewide facility opened Dec. 17 in Marysville northwest of Columbus. The site includes state of the art classrooms, offices, dorms, kennels and a training building. It will be used to train new dogs and handlers for the patrol and other departments.
Russia: Hole drilled from inside Int’l Space Station capsule
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian cosmonaut who explored a mysterious hole in a capsule docked to the International Space Station said Monday that the opening was drilled from inside the spacecraft and Russian law enforcement agencies are investigating what caused it.
Sergei Prokopyev said investigators were looking at samples he and crewmate Oleg Kononenko collected during a Dec. 12 spacewalk. Prokopyev and two other astronauts returned to Earth last week from a 197-day space station mission.
Police use cold case playing cards to try to solve crimes
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are using special playing cards that feature victims and missing people to try to help solve cold case investigations.
The Pawtucket Police Department collaborated with the Department of Corrections to produce 5,000 cold case card decks. Each card features a photo, case details and information for reporting tips. Unsolved crimes that happened between 1947 and 2017 are featured.
16 released after NC sheriff withdraws from ICE program
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Less than two weeks after a North Carolina sheriff announced an end to an agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 16 people under ICE detainers have been released.
State patrol opens statewide K-9 training facility
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol has opened its statewide training facility for police dogs used by the patrol and other law enforcement agencies in Ohio.
The $1.4 million facility formally opened Monday in Marysville in central Ohio. The site feature classrooms, offices, dorms, kennels and a training building. It will be used to train new dogs and handlers for the patrol and other departments, as well as for required ongoing training.
DEA: North Dakota sees large spike in meth seizures
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration has reported a drastic jump in methamphetamine seizures in North Dakota this year, a trend that local law enforcement agencies are also seeing.
Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear — but there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said the scare appeared to be a crude extortion attempt.
Law enforcement agencies across the country dismissed the threats, saying they were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money and were not considered credible.
Man who caused police standoff to sue agencies for $120M
DIXMONT, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who caused a standoff that ended with him being shot three times and his home destroyed by a police explosive filed notice Monday that he intends to sue law enforcement agencies, arguing they didn't wait for a negotiator trained to handle mental health crises and failed to obtain a proper warrant to use a bomb,
2 more North Carolina sheriffs end agreements with ICE
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two more newly elected sheriffs in North Carolina have announced an end to their counties' agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
News outlets report that Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker and Durham County Sheriff Clarence F. Birkhead announced their respective policy changes Friday.
South Florida man arrested for making threats to synagogue
AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of making threats to a South Florida synagogue.
The Aventura Police Department tweeted Saturday that Nadim Siddiqui was arrested as part of an investigation with several local and state law enforcement agencies.
Grand Rapids police chief quitting after more than 4 years
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The police chief in Michigan's second-largest city is resigning after more than four years in the job.
The Grand Rapids city manager says David Rahinsky wants to move closer to family. A news conference is planned for Thursday.
Trump to visit Missouri for conference on crime
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to visit Missouri for a conference on crime.
According to the White House, Trump will speak Friday at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is among U.S. Department of Justice leaders slated to speak at the conference. The White House says the event is expected to draw hundreds of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and others focused on cutting back on crime.
Texas sues San Antonio police under sanctuary cities law
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' attorney general sued the San Antonio police chief Friday for what he said are violations of the state's immigration law targeting "sanctuary cities" and sought millions of dollars in sanctions.
Idaho law enforcement agencies get overdose reversal kits
NEWPORT, Idaho (AP) — More law enforcement agencies in northern Idaho now have access to a medication that can reverse opiate overdoses.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office and Newport Police Department will have access to naloxone, a nasal spray that can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose and potentially save a life.
Morton County Sheriff’s Office testing out body cameras
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The Morton County Sheriff's Office is determining the pros and cons of body cameras.
Two deputies on each shift, including a K-9 officer, will be equipped with the cameras over the next month, through a pilot program with Motorola, The Bismarck Tribune reported .