Tag Archives: Law Enforcement

Columbia police change policy following SWAT drug raid

Regular readers of this blog know I’ve been following the disastrous Missouri raid that was videotaped by police, went viral, and resulted in an enormous public backlash. The Columbia police have now responded to the negative publicity by tailoring SWAT procedure. Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton says under the department’s new protocol, police will keep [...]

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BART strips officers of tasers

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The BART Police Department has decided to strip officers of tasers following an incident involving a sergeant firing an electric gun at a 13-year-old boy fleeing from cops on his bicycle. Butler said the suspension of the Taser program would allow the department to do training that integrates rulings by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court [...]

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