Use of Force

Read: Pilot Program Finds Removing Police from Some 911 Calls Reduced Crime

Pilot Program Finds Removing Police from Some 911 Calls Reduced Crime

Denver’s Support Team Assistance Response (STAR) program prevented almost 1,400 crimes in six months in the city.

Read: Suring Superintendent Charged with 6 Counts of False Imprisonment for Strip Search

Suring Superintendent Charged with 6 Counts of False Imprisonment for Strip Search

Suring School District Superintendent Kelly Casper had the female students strip down to their underwear and searched them for vape products.

Read: Man Fatally Shot at Duke University Hospital by Campus Police Officer

Man Fatally Shot at Duke University Hospital by Campus Police Officer

Authorities say the Duke shooting was prompted by a struggle between the man and Durham officers. The man was able to take away the gun of one of the officers.

Read: School Security Officer Arrested for Attacking Student

School Security Officer Arrested for Attacking Student

School district officials say the attack by the security officer was unprovoked and that the student wasn’t a threat.

Read: Georgia Tech to Pay $1M to Family of Student Fatally Shot by Campus Police

Georgia Tech to Pay $1M to Family of Student Fatally Shot by Campus Police

The 911 call reporting a suspicious person was placed by the Georgia Tech student who was shot.

Read: UPDATE: Long Beach SSO Who Fatally Shot Teen Charged with Murder

UPDATE: Long Beach SSO Who Fatally Shot Teen Charged with Murder

Before joining LBUSD in January, Eddie Gonzalez had served just a few months as a police officer in two cities.

Read: Study Shows SROs Work to ‘Seal Off School-to-Prison Pipelines’

Study Shows SROs Work to ‘Seal Off School-to-Prison Pipelines’

“Responses of more than 1,700 SROs from all 50 states indicate that when encountering negative, potentially criminal student behaviors, respondents seek to avoid the justice system as their preferred option.”

Read: Accuracy of ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection in Question

Accuracy of ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection in Question

A report by a Chicago watchdog agency says ShotSpotter is ineffective, but the company says its solution is 97% accurate.

Read: Study Finds Guns Lead to More Violent Protests

Study Finds Guns Lead to More Violent Protests

A new study has found that armed protests are six times more likely to turn violent than protests without guns.

Read: University of Iowa Releases Reform Recommendations After Months of Research

University of Iowa Releases Reform Recommendations After Months of Research

The 40-page report calls for more funding for support services, reserving police response for more serious situations and direct access to mental health professionals.

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