This article was originally published on NationalPolice.org and is being shared on LENN with permission.
By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D.
The remarkable aspect of today’s discussions and rantings about police brutality is the lack of facts driving the debate. The reality of police encounters with the public, including the criminal element, is that only a fraction of those encounters results in injury or death.
A U.S. Department of Justice study from 2018 noted that citizen-police contacts have declined in recent years, but that 20% of citizens over age 16 will have an interaction with police in the span of a year. With about 700,000 police [...]
Detroit, MI – Black Lives Matter Protesters have been marching in the streets of Detroit for almost 6 months. The March was organized by Detroit Will Breathe, a militant youth group that uses the Marxist/Communist fist symbol in their announcement about Friday’s march.
HERE ARE THE VIDEOS:
Protesters are gathering outside the Public Safety Headquarters in Detroit, preparing for tonight’s march calling on the police chief to resign #Detroit #DetroitProtests pic.twitter.com/S7H0Xfj99x— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) November 13, 2020
170+ days in and protesters continue to take to the [...]
Helena-West Helena, Ark. – A Helena-West Helena Police officer was fatally shot on Thursday night while attempting to take a suspect into custody for a prior shooting charge at the Delta Inn Motel in West Helena, Ark.
The officer has been identified as 41-year-old Travis Wallace, who had been on the Department for 5 years. Wallace is survived by a 10-year-old son.
Police say that Officer Wallace had stopped an SUV and the suspect exited the vehicle firing a weapon. Wallace was able to return fire, but was fatally shot.
Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Latarius Howard, who fled the scene initially. Howard was arrested several hours later. An [...]
Philadelphia police announced that they have made over 200 arrests in the days since the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr. who was approaching police refusing to put down a knife this week.
In contrast, 57 officers have also been injured during the unrest, including a female sergeant who was hit by a speeding pickup truck who suffered a broken leg in the first night of unrest.
Mass crowds protesting after Philadelphia officers shot and killed a black man today in front of his mother. Riot cops are overwhelmed. Protestors surrounded a precinct and have set fire to a riot van. pic.twitter.com/tmOIMIsyAv— Griffin – Live [...]