The Trump administration’s tough talk on crime and the treatment of suspects has left black police officers worried that efforts to repair the fraught relationship between police and minority communities could be derailed.
Word spread last week that the highly respected Law Enforcement Academy at Ogeechee Technical College will soon be closing and Monday the college offered a formal statement on the matter.
The problems facing local law enforcement across the state are being felt everywhere. Georgia Sheriff Howard Sills of Putnam County wrote a letter that...
The New Year's holiday was just as deadly as the Christmas holiday on Georgia roads.
They're banking on him following through: In September, he promised to rescind the executive order in a written response to a Fraternal Order of Police questionnaire that helped him win an endorsement from the organization of rank-and-file officers.
The report, the culmination of a yearlong investigation into one of the country's largest police forces, also found that officers make large numbers of stops — mostly in poor, black neighborhoods — with dubious justification and unlawfully arrest citizens for speech deemed disrespectful.
Outside their jurisdiction, police officers can no longer issue traffic citations.