County Police Departments Can No Longer Investigate Their Own Officers’ Use-Of-Force Incidents

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Local police agencies in Riverside County have adopted a new policy that dictates that police use-of-force incidents will no longer be investigated solely by officers from the same agency. An outside local agency will now determine whether the officer’s actions were appropriate under the new plan.  Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin describes the change as […]

Record Number Of Seattle Police Officers Leave The Department

A new report shows that a record-high number of Seattle Police Department officers are leaving the department. Thirty-nine officers quit or retired just last month, and 110 have left this year. That number is higher than in any year since at least 2012, the department said. “We are losing an unprecedented number of officers, which […]

Interim Huntington Beach Police Chief Quits Amidst Department Infighting

Citing deep divisions in the Huntington Beach Police Department, interim Chief of Police Kelly Rodriguez announced her retirement Thursday, Oct. 22. Her last day will be Nov. 13. “I have loved being part of this amazing police department and had been looking forward to serving as the acting chief,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “However, […]