Twenty-two police departments in the US and Canada are testing a new, "less lethal" form of ammunition strong enough to incapacitate someone without the harm vested in regular bullets. "Blunt impact projectiles" are likely to be used in protest scenarios.
Baltimore PD, like many other US police forces, increasingly employs indiscriminate 'Stingray' surveillance technology for common, petty crimes while concealing that usage from suspects, their attorneys, and judges, according to a new report.
While police body cameras are the rage across the nation, police in Fargo, North Dakota have started live streaming traffic stops to educate and connect with the public, they say. Others criticize the broadcasts as public shaming that compromise privacy.
Police in Allentown, Pennsylvania were caught on video assaulting and arresting a man who was singing in a public place. The encounter came on the heels of a separate police-brutality incident in Allentown that surfaced last week.
A police officer in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina is receiving praise for disarming a man wielding a knife who claimed he wanted to hurt himself. Footage of the July incident, captured by the officer's body camera, has now been released.
Four years ago, riots tore through English cities in the wake of the police shooting of Mark Duggan. As RT’s William Njobvu finds, an uneasy relationship continues to fester between the police and public, which could see violence flare again.