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DOJ unveils new initiative to help police departments, offers aid to Minneapolis

The Department of Justice has set aside $3 million in grants and established a National Response Center aimed strengthening police reforms and reducing the use of excessive force by law enforcement.


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

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In wake of police shooting, Lancaster leaders call for more mental health resources from state, county

After protests in the city over the killing of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz, leaders said the city needs more mental health professionals.

By Anthony Orozco

Pittsburgh police review board could get more power if voters say so in November

Voters in the city of Pittsburgh will get to decide in November whether to give the Citizen Police Review Board more power.

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

DA: No basis for charges against Allentown cop who put knee on man’s head

Surveillance video showed the unnamed officer putting his knee on the man’s head and neck area twice while he was being restrained a few steps from the emergency room entrance.

By The Associated Press

Updated: July 14, 2020 | 5:31 pm

Philadelphia protesters sue city over tear gas, use of force

One lawsuit accuses Philadelphia police of lobbing teargas and firing rubber bullets at protesters indiscriminately.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

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

Video shows Allentown police officer with knee on man’s neck

The department released its use of force policy earlier this month and it prohibits neck restraints and chokeholds.
By The Associated Press

Reading the fine print of police use-of-force policies

What citizens should know about how police are trained
By Joseph Darius Jaafari