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Provincetown Police Department Implementing Body Cameras

The Provincetown Police Department will deploy body-worn cameras on all police officers starting Dec. 1, which the town said adds another layer of transparency to law enforcement and brings them in line with the 2020 Massachusetts police reform law. Officers will not face disciplinary actions for policy violations in the first 90 days to give law […]

Akron Police Department Reimplementing Dashboard Cameras

Dashboard cameras are back in Akron Police Department vehicles roughly five years after officials retired the devices. Calls for police reform, including the installation of dash cameras, came after the 2022 chase and fatal shooting of Jayland Walker. Officer-worn body cameras did not capture the full images of what happened outside the cruisers during the […]

Maryland Police Dragging Paralyzed Man from Car

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A Maryland local who was wheelchair bound was pulled out of his car on September 25 by an officer. The officer told the disabled man that he needed to get out of the car, and the disabled man informed him that he was paralyzed. Undeterred, the officer proceeded to pull the man out of the […]

Black Male Chased and Crippled by Police Officer

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During a Saturday in Paterson, NJ, Mr. Cooper heard gunfire around him. As a result, Mr. Cooper began running for his life. While running away from the gunshots, a police officer, officer Moravek saw Mr. Cooper running and started chasing him. Officer Moravek was convinced Mr. Cooper was holding a gun, which he wasn’t, and […]

Why NYPD “Training” Won’t Protect Autistic New Yorkers

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Last week, New York City’s mayor signed a new bill requiring autism awareness training for police officers. But no amount of training can change the violence, racism, and ableism at the heart of policing.More from Olivia Wood in Left Voice here.

Police Reform in Minnesota

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Minnesota’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board recently presented changes to policy governing police and sheriff’s departments for review by the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. Two and a half years after Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and eighteen months after Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter and sentenced […]

Canada: The BC Federation of Labour Calls for Policing Alternatives

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Several historic resolutions supporting Indigenous rights were considered at this year’s convention. “‘We have to come to terms with the violence that the police have on our people,’ Marjorie Dumont, a BC Teachers’ Federation delegate and a Wet’suwet’en member, told BC Federation of Labour conference attendees on Tuesday.” Reporting for the Tyee, Zak Vescera and […]