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    Tool to help police in opioid crisis draws privacy concern
    Posted July 23rd, 2017 @ 14:32 by PoliceOne

    By Michael Catalini Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey is the latest state amid a national opioid crisis to consider allowing police and law enforcement officials to access its prescription drug monitoring database without a court order, pitting patient rights to privacy against the government’s ability to investigate so-called doctor shopping. Republican state Sen. […]

    Ariz. tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops
    Posted July 23rd, 2017 @ 14:22 by PoliceOne

    By Jacques Billeaud Associated Press PHOENIX — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over. Arizona, which allows residents to carry weapons without permits, recently changed its rule book for the road in a […]

    Officials rush to secure funding after DPS announces crime lab fees
    Posted July 23rd, 2017 @ 14:14 by PoliceOne

    Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Law enforcement agencies across Texas are rushing to secure additional funding after the state Department of Public Safety surprised them by announcing it will start charging for crime lab services. Police chiefs and sheriffs said they weren’t expecting Thursday’s announcement that charges will be imposed starting Sept. 1. Ryan Phipps, […]

    8 found dead in sweltering truck in immigrant smuggling case
    Posted July 23rd, 2017 @ 14:09 by PoliceOne

    By Eric Gay and Will Weissert Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, victims of what police said Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling operation gone wrong. The driver was arrested, officials said. It was […]

    Proposed next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots
    Posted July 23rd, 2017 @ 13:59 by PoliceOne

    By Rebecca Boone Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — People who have worked closely with the man tapped to lead Minneapolis’ embattled police department say he has qualities that will fit well with the role: He’s friendly, forthright, has deep city roots and is African-American, which could help improve sour relations between police and the city’s black […]

    Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed
    Posted July 22nd, 2017 @ 13:04 by PoliceOne

    By Terry Spencer Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters. Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley imposed […]

    SC to require psychological tests for aspiring officers
    Posted July 22nd, 2017 @ 13:01 by PoliceOne

    By Seanna Adcox Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — Becoming a law enforcement officer in South Carolina will require psychological testing under a new requirement aimed at weeding out people not suitable for the job. The board that oversees the state’s Criminal Justice Academy voted unanimously Wednesday to mandate the screening for all aspiring officers. Starting […]

    Ohio Highway Patrol trooper hospitalized after falling from overpass
    Posted July 22nd, 2017 @ 12:59 by PoliceOne

    The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio — An Ohio Highway Patrol trooper is hospitalized Friday after falling from an I-75 overpass while trying to stop a fleeing motorist in North Toledo. Trooper Brian Mull, who has served about five years with the patrol, is recovering from broken bones and some bruising, Toledo post commander Lt. Shaun Robinson […]

    Cook County sheriff lays off 110 recruits, trainees
    Posted July 22nd, 2017 @ 12:48 by PoliceOne

    By Megan Crepeau Chicago Tribune COOK COUNTY, Ill. — More than 110 Cook County sheriff’s office recruits and trainees were laid off this week after a proposed countywide tax on soda was put on hold, officials said. The sheriff’s office layoffs are in addition to more than 300 county job cuts announced last week to […]

    Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns in Wake of OIS
    Posted July 21st, 2017 @ 21:24 by POLICE Magazine

    Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief following last week’s fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer. […]

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