What Happens When Police Officers Wear Body Cameras

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With all eyes on Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, a renewed focus is being put on police transparency. Is the solution body-mounted cameras for police officers? Sometimes, like the moments leading up to when a police officer decides to shoot someone, transparency is an unalloyed good. And especially lately,... more →

Watch Raw Video Powell Shooting in St. Louis

Watch Raw Video Powell Shooting in St. Louis
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Public Radio. A convenience store owner called 911 on Tuesday when he suspected Powell stole drinks and donuts from his shop, according... more →

Officer Saves Man in Wheelchair During Torrential Storm

Officer Saves Man in Wheelchair During Torrential Storm
Officer GIl Benitez of the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a 911 call where a man in a motorized wheelchair became stranded due to a torrential storm. Officer Benitez weathered the elements, including heavy rain and lightning while pushing the man to safety over a city block away. more →

10 Insane Things the Pentagon Gave to Local Law Enforcement

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The DoD has distributed everything from “extreme cold weather drawers” to San Diego police to grenade launchers to cops in a small Iowa county. The Department of Defense Excess Property Program has seen a lot of criticism lately as news surfaces about how local police departments are using the Pentagon’s extras.... more →