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Pittsburgh group releases police reform recommendations

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said the group’s recommendations would be a “guiding influence” as the city makes changes to police policies and budgets to restructure police operations.

By The Associated Press

Black police officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

The number of minority officers in policing has more than doubled in the last three decades, but many departments still have a smaller percentage of Black and Hispanic officers compared to the percentage of the general population those communities make up.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

Philadelphia police union decries vandalism of mural of slain officer

The union announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
By The Associated Press

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Federal officers use unmarked vehicles to grab people in Portland, DHS confirms

“….we’re going to do what needs to be done to protect the men and women of this country.”


New police reform law exempts officer disciplinary records database from public disclosure

Second measure signed by Gov. Wolf is aimed at ensuring mental health checks for officers
By Ed Mahon

First George Floyd-inspired bills become law in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf characterized the two bills he signed as small, but important steps “toward what we have to do to make our society fair."
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press