Paul Figueroa had briefly replaced Ben Fairow, whose tenure as Oakland’s top cop lasted just six days. Fairow had been appointed to replace Chief Sean Whent, who resigned in the wake of a widening sexual misconduct scandal.
Advocates for policing reform are expected to return to statehouses next month pushing for increased scrutiny of officers, transparency in police department proceedings and improved crisis training across law enforcement ranks.
The San Bernardino massacre, which killed 14 people, has focused new attention on “lone wolf” terrorists who plan attacks away from traditional high-profile targets without directly coordinating with others.
Ferguson saw a fresh wave of demonstrations beginning last weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.
By Robert MacPherson Washington (AFP) — Google defended its policy of electronically monitoring its users’ content for child sexual abuse after it tipped off police in Texas to a child pornography suspect. Houston restaurant worker John Henry Skillern, 41, was arrested Thursday following a cyber-tip that Google had passed along via the National Center for […]
Washington (AFP) — The United States said Monday it was “deeply disappointed” after Aruba released a former Venezuelan military chief wanted in the United States for drug trafficking charges. A State Department spokesperson said Washington had made a “legitimate request” for the arrest of retired major general Hugo Carvajal in line with its extradition treaty […]
The execution of Thomas Knight last week is a textbook case for why Florida’s dysfunctional death penalty should be scrapped. Here was a man whose guilt was never in doubt, whose crimes were cold-blooded, whose attitude remained remorseless and often defiant — yet the system took nearly 40 years to close the book. In South […]