Police shooting data project moves forward despite Comey’s firing by President Trump

9:52 am Aug. 28, 2017

As protests over police violence against black citizens swelled in recent years, the lack of reliable government data embarrassed law enforcement officials and made it seem like the profession didn’t take the issue seriously.

Police track scores of statistics. So how could they not accurately say how often they killed someone in the line of duty?  A new national pilot project to fix the problem launched in July and Georgia is

Hundreds of police officers fired for misconduct, then rehired, report says

3:44 pm Aug. 3, 2017

More than 450 police officers across America fired for misconduct were rehired by their departments who were forced to take them back, according to a Washington Post investigation published Thursday.

The Post examined records since 2006 from 37 of the largest local police agencies in the country. The study found officers who violated the public trust won their jobs back after they appealed the termination and the department was forced

New Youtube video draws attention to Caroline Small police shooting

11:00 am Jul. 18, 2017

The Caroline Small police shooting case in south Georgia is drawing fresh attention and outrage thanks to a new Youtube video about the case.

Just months after Small’s family appeared out of options and suspended its effort to have the fatal shooting case reopened, Youtube video entrepreneur John Lordan has produced a 43-minute video that has introduced the brutal shooting to thousands of new viewers across the country.

“This case deserves

Attitudes toward police differ by race, but consensus on some issues, report finds.

7:30 am Dec. 9, 2016

It’s no surprise that attitudes toward police in America break sharply based on race.

But a new survey finds a consensus on a variety of issues regarding law enforcement across the country. The study conducted by Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington D.C., found an overwhelming majority (84 percent) oppose the common practice of police seizing money or property in drug cases before a person is convicted.

–79 percent think