RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's attorney general on Wednesday announced that he has filled a position to coordinate efforts from state, tribal and local law enforcement agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations, to tackle alarming rates of Indigenous people going missing or having their deaths remain unsolved.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Delays in testing evidence from sexual assaults have been a lost opportunity for investigators and a source of frustration for victims for years, prompting California officials to announce Tuesday that they have created a way for survivors to track the progress of linking their rape kits with DNA evidence.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is encouraging law enforcement agencies to apply for a piece of a $100 million violent crime reduction grant.
Lee, a Republican who is currently running for a second term, said Tuesday the grants will be used to “strengthen public safety in communities across Tennessee.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department on Monday launched a set of new policies that would require thousands of law enforcement officers to wear body cameras, ensures the release of footage in some critical incidents and restricts the use of so-called no-knock warrants.
NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing for legislation that would limit U.S. law enforcement agencies’ ability to buy cellphone tracking tools to follow people’s whereabouts, including back years in time, and sometimes without a search warrant.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo on Tuesday prepared to hire a law enforcement officer to coordinate investigations into the disappearance and murder of Indigenous people.
The names of hundreds of U.S. law enforcement officers, elected officials and military members appear on the leaked membership rolls of a far-right extremist group that's accused of playing a key role in the Jan.
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas officials have accused the state’s most populous county of defunding some of its law enforcement agencies in violation of a new law that prevents such funding cuts.
In a letter sent on Monday, Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar alleged leaders in Harris County, where Houston is located, reduced funding for the offices of its constables in the current fiscal year and would again reduce funding next year.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico hopes to bolster the ranks of small law enforcement agencies around the state with a new fund that will be dedicated to helping with the costs of training and equipping new police officers.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A proposed set of conduct and discipline standards applicable to all law enforcement agencies in Oregon were published Monday.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports in several instances, the commission charged with establishing the new rules left room for officers found to have committed serious, often illegal offenses to keep their jobs.
MORRIS, Minn. (AP) — Local leaders in one western Minnesota city have voted to disband the police department, which has dwindled to just two officers, including the chief.
The City of Morris, like other communities across the country, is dealing with changing attitudes about policing and challenges in recruiting and retaining officers.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of hate crimes reported to law enforcement agencies dropped slightly in 2021, according to a report from the Idaho State Police, but experts say the state’s laws and culture make some people unlikely to report hate crimes and others unlikely to see justice when they do.
The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into the Maryland State Police to determine if the agency engaged in racially discriminatory hiring and promotion practices, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday that grants from his office have recently helped local law enforcement agencies solve three cold cases using genetic genealogy, and 20 more investigations are underway.
SEATTLE (AP) — The executive in the county surrounding Seattle said Tuesday its sheriff’s office and other executive branch departments will not cooperate with out-of-state prosecutions of abortion providers or patients.
CENTREVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies were conducting a manhunt Wednesday evening after two deputies were shot and wounded, one of them critically, while chasing a suspect in Alabama, authorities said.
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans looking to regroup after the impeachment and conviction of the GOP attorney general gave their support for the job Saturday to a man with extensive experience in leading state and federal law enforcement agencies.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A city and two law enforcement agencies in a North Carolina county will pay $336,000 to a group of plaintiffs to settle a lawsuit stemming from a 2020 protest in which demonstrators were pepper-sprayed during a get-out-the-vote rally.
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Two people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting at an Indiana nightclub early Sunday, police said.
Officers responding to reports of shots fired around 2 a.m.
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A man involved in two shootings with law enforcement agencies and who stole two vehicles fleeing from police was shot and taken into custody, authorities said Thursday.
The Meridian and Boise police departments said the first shooting incident involved the Idaho Department of Correction in Boise and that an injured white male fled the scene in a stolen vehicle.
DUSON, La. (AP) — Half of the officers at a southwest Louisiana town's police department and the chief are out with COVID-19, prompting state police and area sheriff's office to help pick up the slack.
KENT, Wash. (AP) — Law enforcement officials from three agencies shot and killed a man suspected of murder Wednesday in Kent, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force were trying to arrest the suspect on a warrant around 5:45 p.m., police.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says drivers are increasingly refusing to stop for troopers - and other law enforcement agencies also say this is becoming a common occurrence.
The Northwest News Network reports that from January 1 to May 17 of this year, the agency logged 934 failure-to-yield incidents.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress deadlocked over how to address racism and excessive use of force, President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing Wednesday, the second anniversary of George Floyd's death.
DONNA, Texas (AP) — The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday that he is developing a new policy for vehicle pursuits with an eye toward increasing safety after a spate of deaths.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon received from Interpol a wanted notice for disgraced auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, four weeks after French prosecutors issued an international arrest warrant for him, Lebanese judicial officials said.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Among the scathing findings of an investigation launched after the police killing of George Floyd is that Minneapolis police used covert or bogus social media accounts to monitor Black individuals and groups despite having no clear public safety rationale for doing so.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Several law enforcement agencies on Thursday searched for an inmate on a work release detail who stabbed and killed a co-worker at the job site and fled, state corrections officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Western law enforcement agencies have dismantled an online marketplace used to buy and sell hacked and stolen personal data belonging to millions of people, and have brought criminal charges against the platform's founder and chief administrator, officials announced Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Backed by a big pay raise, Kentucky's lead statewide police agency sees signs that its ranks will be replenished after a prolonged staffing crunch, the Kentucky State Police commissioner said Tuesday.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont are investigating allegations of hazing involving the women’s rugby team at Norwich University, authorities said.
Multiple law enforcement agencies went to a residence hall at the private military school in Northfield on Friday to collect evidence, The Barre Montpelier Times Argus reported.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is sending 550 pieces of law enforcement armor to help Ukrainian soldiers who are defending their homeland against a Russian invasion, Gov. Pete Ricketts said Wednesday.
New Hampshire released an expanded list Tuesday of police officers who it determined may have credibility concerns due to a range of infractions from excessive force to lying.
The list of 174 officers, released following legislation passed last year, aims to improve transparency by tracking officers whose credibility may be called into question during a trial because of something in their personnel records.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies, educators, and community groups are teaming up this week to provide parents and other caregivers tips on how to keep kids safe online and prevent child exploitation.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A north Louisiana sheriff's office is lowering the age requirement aimed at increasing the department's ranks.
Now individuals ages 18 and older can apply to join the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s office, Sheriff Steve Prator said Wednesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been arrested for a 1992 murder of a North Carolina woman after an investigation by state and local law enforcement agencies, officials said.
SEATTLE (AP) — Law enforcement officers shot to death a person suspected of robbing a marijuana business in Bellevue, Washington, on Wednesday.
The Seattle Police Department said three people reportedly robbed the pot shop and that Bellevue police located them in Seattle around 11:30 a.m.
COVINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect was killed and an officer wounded Friday when police made multiple attempts to rescue a woman being held hostage at a Tennessee business, authorities said.
The suspect was shot by a sniper after exchanging fire with officers, Tipton County Sheriff Shannon Beasley told news outlets.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska inched closer Friday to allowing gun owners to carry concealed firearms without a permit, background check or special training, as more than 20 other conservative states already have done.
LEBANON JUNCTION, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Police are investigating the officer-involved shooting of a man accused of firing at officers and killing a police dog.
An agency statement says it began with a shoplifting complaint.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two years ago, the only reasons police officers could be decertified in Virginia were if they tested positive for drugs, were convicted of certain crimes or failed to complete required training.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 10-year-old Texas boy who is battling cancer has been made an honorary police officer in Roswell, New Mexico.
Davarjaye “DJ” Daniel of Houston had a swearing-in ceremony Friday with the Roswell Police Department.
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — An armed man who fled officers in southern Michigan before they caught up with him was shot by police early Saturday after a 45-minute standoff, authorities said.
The 33-year-old Cement City man was taken to a Jackson-area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies were searching the Santa Fe area for a suspected kidnapper whose flight from police into oncoming traffic led to fatal car crashes Wednesday, killing a police officer pursuing him as well as at least one motorist who had nothing to do with the chase.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal officials have released $150,000 to reimburse law enforcement agencies that responded to an SUV that plowed through a Waukesha Christmas parade in November.
U.S. Attorney Richard Frohling in Milwaukee announced Wednesday that the U.S.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe police officer died in a car crash Wednesday while chasing a suspect who allegedly kidnapped a woman, authorities said.
Police said the suspect survived the multi car crash Wednesday on Interstate 25 and several law enforcement agencies were searching for the man.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Multiple law enforcement agencies responded Tuesday morning to reports of shots fired inside a building at the Hanford Site, but authorities say deputies found no evidence of a shooting and had not located any victims at the decommissioned nuclear production facility.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government should study how police use less-lethal weapons, like tear gas and bean-bag guns, and offer guidance to law enforcement agencies across the U.S. because officers are often left with little information beyond the manufacturer’s guidelines, according to a new report by one of the country’s leading police research groups.