Police


Police Chief’s Takeover of Investigatory Unit Challenged

Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Roni Alsheich’s planned takeover of the investigatory unit Lahav 433, which has been probing allegations against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other major figures, has run into…

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Israeli Police Inaugurate 10 New Boats

Israeli police have launched 10 new speedboats for use in law enforcement off Israel’s shores. The boats will be used as rescue vessels and to prevent criminal and terrorist activities…

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Sheriffs Still Looking for Clarity on Deportation

Despite tough talk on sanctuary cities from the Trump administration, many sheriffs still fear that they lack the legal right to hold prisoners for possible deportation, even at the request…

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NYC Arrives at Contract Deal With Largest Police Union

Mayor Bill de Blasio reached a tentative labor contract agreement Tuesday with his harshest critics, the largest union representing rank and file New York Police Department members. The new deal,…

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Wiretapping Rampant, Doubles in Last 10 Years

The number of police wiretappings doubled between 2006 and 2016, according to Israeli media reports on Monday. The police carried out 2,279 court-approved wiretaps on citizens suspected of various offenses…

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Chicago Police Chief Says He’s Had Kidney Transplant Offers

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says some of his own officers and citizens alike have offered to donate a kidney to him since he disclosed that he’s on a kidney-transplant…

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PM Netanyahu Interrogated for Third Time

Although Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continues to protest his innocence, police continue investigating allegations of corruption. Detectives from the Israel Police anticorruption unit arrived at Netanyahu’s Yerushalayim office on…

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Lawmakers Want to Legalize Pro-Police Blue Lines

Two New Jersey congressmen on Tuesday introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of…

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Police Break Up Major Galilee Protection Racket

Hundreds of police and border guards early Monday raided homes and businesses in the Galilee Bedouin village of Tuba-Zangariyye, as they arrested dozens of members of a “protection mob” that…

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NYPD Officer Steven McDonald Eulogized as Hero

Steven McDonald, a police officer best known for forgiving a teenage gunman who left him paralyzed in 1986, was remembered at his St. Patrick’s Cathedral funeral on Friday as a…

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Feds Release Scathing Report on Chicago Police Abuse

Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil-rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a…

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Baltimore, DoJ Reach Consent Decree Over Policing

A spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says the city and the U.S. Justice Department have reached an agreement on a consent decree that will require the city to reform…

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Dakota Access Protest Policing Costs Exceed $22M

The cost of policing the Dakota Access pipeline protests in North Dakota has surpassed $22 million — an amount that would fund the state Treasury Department for two decades and…

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