157 People Killed by Police in California in 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Violent police encounters in California last year led to the deaths of 157 people and six officers, the state attorney general’s office said Thursday in a report that provides the first statewide tally on police use-of-force incidents. All of the state’s 800 police departments supplied detailed data from 2016, including demographic […]

Nashville program teaches law enforcement about civil rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On the same downtown block where Nashville police officers carried a young John Lewis by his hands and feet to a paddy wagon for daring to take a seat at a whites-only lunch counter decades ago, today’s fresh-faced police recruits are learning lessons about the fraught history between law enforcement and […]

US Honors First Black Law Enforcement Officer To Die In The Line Of Duty

WASHINGTON – William Henderson Foote was a badge-wearing black federal law enforcement official in America’s Deep South, responsible for collecting liquor tax revenue from wholesalers and retailers at a time of heightened racial tensions in post-Reconstruction Mississippi. He joined the military at the start of the Civil War and later was politically active, championing civil […]