WORTH READING: Denver police officers are no longer helping revise the department’s use-of-force policy

By NOELLE PHILLIPS | nphillips@denverpost.com | The Denver Post Officers have stopped attending meetings of a community group assembled to write a new use-of-force policy for the Denver Police Department. The sole officer who remained on the advisory committee that was formed in April dropped out Tuesday after sending a letter to the police chief tendering his resignation from the group. Tyson Worrell, treasurer … Read More

Berkeley police get flak for hands-off approach to protest mayhem

By Kimberly Veklerov and Filipa Ioannou In the wake of Saturday’s “Patriots Day” protest violence in Berkeley, videos and photos of the brawls that broke out have been circulating online. One clip in particular is sparking outrage when a woman, an apparent anti-trump protester, was punch in the face. This moment is being called out specifically because the man who … Read More

LAPD revises use-of-force policy to reduce police shootings

By Elizabeth Chou, Los Angeles Daily News  The Los Angeles Police Commission adopted a revised use-of-force policy Tuesday that calls on officers to avoid resorting to deadly force by de-escalating, or ramping down the tension in interactions with the public.

20 Golden Principles for Prevailing on the Street

These principles will help you physically, legally and emotionally survive law enforcement Blue Knights with Lt. Dan Marcou Mar 20, 2017 Read Full Article Here As a longtime police officer and trainer, I’ve had the opportunity to apply a number of principles on the street with success, and then train those highly effective principles to others. I would now like … Read More

Is There a Double Standard When it Comes to the Murder of Cops?

Writing in the National Review on November 22, 2016 David French says there is a double standard when it comes to outrage about deaths of police officers. (excerpt) “Where is the progressive outrage when police officers are murdered?  “Last weekend, four police officers were shot on a “bloody Sunday” for our nation’s law enforcement, three of them in what appeared to be … Read More

DOJ Review of San Francisco Police Department (2016) Leads to 272 Recommendations

Justice Department investigation found deficient practices and policies, recommends 272 changes at San Francisco Police Department; Chief resigns In a 387-page report, the Justice Department said it found the majority of deadly use of force incidents by San Francisco officers involved people of color. The report said, “The deficiencies identified range from outdated use of force policies to inadequate data … Read More

Perceptions & Realities: Line of Duty Deaths and Assaults

Update April 11, 2017 – Law enforcement fatalities (from all causes) rose to their highest level in five years in 2016, with 144 officers killed in the line of duty, according to  data compiled and released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)


As of November 1, 2016, 18 officers have been killed in ambush-type attacks compared to 7 in 2015; the number of ambush killings fluctuates from a high of 17 in 2002 to a low of 5 in 2014. Overall police line of duty deaths has declined from the high of 139 in 2001 to 79 in 2015 according to FBI … Read More