police

Kentucky police union endorses Cameron in gubernatorial race

BY: - August 15, 2023

Members of the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron in the 2023 gubernatorial election.  The Kentucky FOP voted on the decision Monday at a biennial national conference in Las Vegas. Results were announced Tuesday morning.  “Attorney General Cameron has been a friend to the FOP since the day he […]

Mt. Sterling police investigating KKK flyers found in neighborhoods

BY: - June 12, 2023

Following social media posts and local news reports about flyers promoting a white supremacy group in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, police have launched an investigation.  A copy of a flyer posted online shows it is from the Trinity White Knights Ku Klux Klan. It asks residents to report crimes and drug dealers to the group.   “We […]

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Black police officers aren’t colorblind

BY: - February 1, 2023

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Once again, Americans are left reeling from the horror of video footage showing police brutalizing an unarmed Black man who later died. Some details in the latest case of extreme police violence were gut-wrenchingly familiar: a police traffic stop of a Black male […]

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Pain of police killings ripples outward to traumatize Black people and communities across U.S.

BY: - January 30, 2023

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. As the video goes public of Black police officers in Memphis beating Tyre Nichols to death, it is a stark reminder of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer in 2020. That set up the largest protests in U.S. history and a […]

Mass shootings spur debate over whether crime scene photos prompt change or trauma

BY: - December 19, 2022

This article was first published by Kaiser Health News.   McCLELLANVILLE, S.C. — John Lites was one of the first police officers to respond to a 911 call from Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C, on June 17, 2015, when a white gunman murdered nine Black people attending a Bible study. Lites […]

Move to close some death investigation records seen as response to Judd family concerns

BY: - December 6, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson would close public records in death investigations such as those surrounding the suicide of country music legend Naomi Judd, a move drawing opposition from open records advocates. Johnson, a Franklin Republican, filed Senate Bill 9 in advance of the 113th General Assembly, a measure that would conceal […]