A few weeks ago, a Catholic priest on the verge of being ordained bishop of Duluth, MN, was forced to resign after being accused of sexual abuse of a minor during the early 1980s. A year ago, Kevin Bourgeois, leader of the New Orleans chapter…
Two recent reports cast a disparaging light on the use of pretrial risk assessment tools to determine whether someone facing criminal charges should be released while awaiting trial.
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The use of force is getting more scrutiny from police chiefs with calls from the public for reforms that allow less use of force. But the public does not always understand why it is used, said Von Kliem, director of community relations and a policy instructor for the Force Science Institute in Minnesota.
Robert Earl Lawrence, as a so-called “sovereign citizen,” didn’t respect the laws or the courts of the United States. But after an animal services police officer shot Lawrence to death in front of his girlfriend and children, his estate turned to those same courts to hold the officer accountable.
As calls continue for police reform across the country, numerous top cops are either resigning or being fired in connection with use of force in their departments.
While Congress is working to root out CARES Act fraud connected to billions in business loans awarded during the COVID-19 crisis, small business owners are concerned about whether they followed the rules or will face the feds’ wrath if they didn’t.
Prior to the Dodd-Frank Act, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was hard-pressed to get corporate whistleblowers to come forward. But just last week, the SEC awarded $2.5 million to whistleblowers who aided in an investigation.
What are the chances you will get robbed this year, or assaulted, or otherwise be a crime victim? Many overestimate the risk.
As the debate over data-driven predictive policing continues to heat up, not every department is ready to back away from its use.