Prince George’s County FireBy MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(LAUREL, Md.) — A former Maryland police chief is facing more than a dozen attempted murder charges after he allegedly targeted a series of enemies in at least 12 arson cases going back a decade, officials said. David M. Crawford, the former police chief of Laurel, Maryland, was […]

NPSBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Pamela A. Smith has been named as the first Black woman to lead the U.S. Park Police in the agency’s 230-year history. Smith, a 23-year veteran of the Park Police, officially takes over on Sunday. The appointment comes as the nation has seen a racial reckoning unfold […]

Michael Ciaglo/Getty ImagesBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (AURORA, Co.) — Responding to a scathing report that alleged numerous mistakes by police officers in the death of Elijah McClain, the Aurora, Colorado, police chief said Tuesday she will welcome an independent monitor of her department and apologized to McClain’s mother, family and friends. “The bottom line […]

Police bodycam via WTVMBY: SAMARA LYNN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — A police chief and an officer in Hamilton, Georgia, are out from their positions after video surfaced of comments both are seen making at a Black Lives Matter protest, ABC News affiliate WTVM-TV reported. Hamilton Police Department Chief Gene Allmond is reported to have […]

Facebook/Andre HillBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The chief of police in Columbus, Ohio, is “stepping back” following the death of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer last month. The city is now conducting a national search to replace Chief Thomas Quinlan, Columbus Mayor […]

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