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Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger testifies before the Senate Rules and Administration Committee about reforms to the force on Jan. 5, 2022.

One day ahead of the Jan. 6 anniversary, Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger detailed in testimony before the Senate how his department has worked to prevent the communication pitfalls and internal deficiencies that failed to stop last year's violent attack. Read more»

Navajo Nation Police Chief Phillip Francisco in September 2021.

Frustration and pension among the reasons Navajo Nation Police Chief Phillip Francisco is leaving the position he’s held for five and half years to become chief of police for Bloomfield, New Mexico at the beginning of the new year. Read more»

Layers of concertina wire added to existing barrier infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border near Nogales.

Advocates called on San Diego District Attorney Stephan to file charges against Border Patrol agents involved in the 2010 beating death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas based on evidence a shadow police unit within the federal agency impeded the investigation of his death. Read more»

A protestor speaks with a line of Seattle Police Department officers during the George Floyd protests in Seattle, Washington.

Civil rights advocates say they’ll step up their efforts at the state level as late last month, once-promising negotiations to strike a bipartisan deal on policing reform broke down on Capitol Hill, dashing hopes for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Read more»

North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Jenna Clawson Huibregtse stands in front of her police cruiser at the historical Chief Looking's Village in Bismarck, N.D. The North Dakota agency is one of many state policing departments across the country that want to recruit more women.

An analysis finds that nationally, just 7% of sworn state troopers are female - a tiny gain from 2000, when the average female makeup of state police troopers was 6% - and overall, women make up less than 13% of full-time police officers in the United States. Read more»

State and local law enforcement officials partner with the U.S. Justice and Treasury departments. Police agencies transfer seized property, money or assets to the federal government and receive up to 80% of proceeds from the sale of the property - regardless of state law.

Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia have taken steps to scale back their civil asset forfeiture laws since 2014, but civil asset forfeiture continues because legislators have failed to close a giant loophole: the federal equitable sharing program. Read more»

Chandler police have increased training around interactions with people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities through such events as Pizza With a Cop in 2019.

Silver Alerts allow DPS to reach more people via phone notifications, broadcast alerts on TV and radio, and highway signs. Read more»

From left, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, both of Arizona, were among six Republican House members who called on the Justice Department Tuesday to respond to what they called the possible mistreatment of 'political prisoners' arrested in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. While the lawmakers said they deplored the violence of Jan. 6, they insisted suspects’ right must be respected.

Police officers gave hours of emotional testimony Tuesday about being on the front lines at the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, while separate groups of GOP lawmakers attacked the hearings as a sham and defended the rioters as “political prisoners.” Read more»

Native American prayer on July 12, 2019 in  Santa Rosa, California at the Lights for Liberty rally.

Police crackdowns on protests, such as the arrests for trespassing and other acts of civil disobedience against construction of crude oil pipelines slated to be built across traditional Native American homeland, have the potential to infringe on the religious freedom of Indigenous people. Read more»

A state trooper watches the crowd at the "Re-open Arizona" protest at the Capitol on April 20, 2020.

Tucked into a budget bill on criminal justice is a provision that would allow the Arizona Department of Public Safety to outright deny releasing any video records the agency possesses and to heavily edit any videos it chooses to make public. Read more»

The Supreme Court’s ruling could have broad implications for what tribal policing means for Indian tribal governments.

The U.S. Supreme Court was unanimous in holding that tribal officers can temporarily detain and search non-Natives traveling on public roads running through a reservation if there is reasonable suspicion a state or federal crime has been committed. Read more»

Alan, 15, plays guitar near his home in Deming, N.M. Alan struggles academically, though he points to mariachi class as a regular highlight of his week.

Most American children who age into the criminal justice system do so in middle school — every state allows for the prosecution of children as young as 12, though most set the threshold earlier, or not at all — and suspension from school is predictive of incarceration later in life. Read more»

An armored SWAT police truck in downtown Phoenix on May 31, 2020, during a protest of police violence against people of color.

Over the past year and into 2021, Police agencies in Arizona have received $6.8 million in military equipment through the Law Enforcement Support Office of the Department of Defense. Read more»

Soldiers with the New Jersey National Guard patrol the area near the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Jan 11, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to Washington to provide support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

Authorities are on high alert for extremist right-wing groups that are armed and said to pose a dangerous threat to all Americans following the insurrectionist siege of the U.S. Capitol. Read more»

Workers board up shops and office buildings on blocks near the White House Friday, in anticipation of possible unrest after Election Day.

National and local law enforcement agencies are preparing to respond in case civil disturbances break out after Tuesday’s elections, which experts fear may have a “different venue for challenging election results, namely in the streets.” Read more»

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