• WATCH: Police say Waukesha parade crash suspect was leaving scene of domestic disturbance

    WATCH: Police say Waukesha parade crash suspect was leaving scene of domestic disturbance

    Nov 22, 2021 07:09 PM EST

    The man suspected of plowing his SUV into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring 48, had left the scene of a domestic dispute just minutes before, Waukesha's police chief said Monday. Watch police give an update in the player above. Police Chief ...

  • New documentary ‘Shots Fired’ examines police use of lethal force in Utah

    New documentary ‘Shots Fired’ examines police use of lethal force in Utah

    Nov 21, 2021 10:18 PM EST

    A new PBS Frontline documentary that examines police use of lethal force in Utah airs Tuesday. A collaboration between Frontline and The Salt Lake Tribune, the “Shots Fired” project came about following the police shootings of Bernardo Palacios Carbajal and George Floyd. Producer/Director Abby Ellis joins to discuss the ...

  • Portland among U.S. cities adding funds back into police departments

    Portland among U.S. cities adding funds back into police departments

    Nov 18, 2021 08:18 PM EST

    ... when and where police are needed were at the forefront. In Seattle, mayoral candidates who wanted to defund police stumbled. In New York City former police captain Eric Adams, who has not embraced calls to defund the police, was elected mayor. In Minneapolis, Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has proposed a ...

  • WATCH: Biden signs bills to expand police and first responder benefits

    WATCH: Biden signs bills to expand police and first responder benefits

    Nov 18, 2021 03:05 PM EST

    ... Act at the White House Thursday. The bills expand benefits for first responders injured in the line of duty and offer more counseling resources to police officers. "Today's investment and the bills I'm about to sign share goals of law enforcement and first responders: be the protectors and ...

  • Travis Scott show security staff records unclear, police say

    Travis Scott show security staff records unclear, police say

    Nov 10, 2021 11:37 PM EST

    ... failing to implement simple crowd-control measures or staff properly. Those being sued include Scott, Live Nation, and rapper Drake, who performed with Scott. Houston police and fire departments have said they reviewed and approved safety plans. But the union head of the Houston Fire Department pushed back Tuesday, saying ...

  • Where Democrats and Republicans agree, disagree on abortion, police, climate and more

    Where Democrats and Republicans agree, disagree on abortion, police, climate and more

    Nov 09, 2021 11:40 PM EST

    After the contentious 2020 election, a new project from the Pew Research Center paints a portrait of a complicated American electorate and reveals the fractures and fissures that exist not just between political parties, but within them. Jocelyn Kiley is the associate director of research at the Pew Research Center and she joins Judy Woodruff...

  • Minneapolis voters reject replacing police with new agency

    Minneapolis voters reject replacing police with new agency

    Nov 03, 2021 02:07 AM EST

    ... officer’s knee brought calls for racial justice. The initiative would have changed the city charter to remove a requirement that the city have a police department with a minimum number of officers. Supporters said a complete overhaul of policing was necessary to stop police violence. Opponents said the proposal ...

  • Minneapolis voters decide police department's future after George Floyd

    Minneapolis voters decide police department's future after George Floyd

    Nov 02, 2021 03:54 PM EST

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Voters in Minneapolis were deciding Tuesday whether to replace the city’s police department with a new Department of Public Safety, more than a year after George Floyd’s death under the knee of a white police officer launched a movement to defund or abolish police across the ...

  • From governors' races to a vote on police in Minneapolis: What to watch in Tuesday's elections

    From governors' races to a vote on police in Minneapolis: What to watch in Tuesday's elections

    Nov 02, 2021 03:53 PM EST

    ... in the long-running battle between liberals and relative moderates. The most prominent may be in Minneapolis, where voters will decide whether to disband their police department after the death of George Floyd and replace it with a "Department of Public Safety." The city's mayor, Jacob Frey, a Democrat ...

  • Why police, firefighters are fighting vaccine mandates and what that means for their jobs

    Why police, firefighters are fighting vaccine mandates and what that means for their jobs

    Oct 29, 2021 10:40 PM EST

    John Yang: By the deadline, almost a third of the city's more than 12,000 officers had not complied. Elizabeth Alaniza, Chicago Police Officer: For the first time in my 21-year career, I disobeyed a direct order. This is very stressful for these officers, for myself. And it ...