Latest Police reform News

New NYC mayor, an ex-cop, unveils plan to stem gun violence

Jan. 24, 2022 18:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After witnessing an unnerving rash of violence during his first three weeks in office, New York Mayor Eric Adams announced the city would step up efforts to seize illegal guns and institute a multi-pronged plan to tackle crime. Adams, a former New York City police...

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and murder

Jan. 20, 2022 18:13 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25, 2020 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bill being used at a...

At 113, NAACP evolves for relevance on racial justice agenda

Jan. 20, 2022 16:10 PM EST

As the NAACP turns 113, look for its voice to grow louder on issues like climate change, the student debt crisis and the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic — while keeping voting rights and criminal justice reform at the forefront of its priorities. The nation's oldest...

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and death

Jan. 19, 2022 17:50 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25, 2020 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bill being used at a...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 18, 2022 13:19 PM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. January 18, 2022. Editorial: State should boost fund to municipalities and help control property taxes Costs are rising for all of us. Inflation has increased the price of everything from gas and groceries to new and used...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Boston Globe. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Qualified progress on qualified immunity State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse. ...

House takes up bill to create police misconduct review panel

Jan. 14, 2022 14:10 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is moving forward with plans to create a statewide independent panel to receive complaints about police misconduct, though some don’t think it would be independent enough. The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee heard testimony...

Thousands of federal inmates to be released under 2018 law

Jan. 13, 2022 09:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will begin transferring thousands of inmates out of federal prisons this week as part of a sweeping criminal justice overhaul signed by President Donald Trump more than three years ago. The department, in a rule being published Thursday in...

Officials: 3 Florida officers charged in separate incidents

Jan. 12, 2022 19:37 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Three South Florida police officers are facing criminal charges in separate incidents: two accused of using excessive force during arrests and the other accused of purposefully shooting a fellow officer with a Taser stun gun. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine...

Portland, feds reach deal on excessive force compliance

Jan. 11, 2022 19:20 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland and the Oregon Department of Justice have reached agreement on changes that could bring the city back into compliance with a 2014 settlement meant to curb police use of excessive force. After a judge directed the parties to return to...