New details about the incident have come out recently as the officer, Chad Vorce is now appealing his termination.
"I shake my head and can't believe those stories," state Attorney General David Yost said. "It happens everywhere."
"Effectively, we've had very few folks who are going to be able to maintain employment," Washington State Patrol spokesperson Chris Loftis told Newsweek.
"It makes me sad that they don't see it as another safety precaution," said Octavia Tokley, the widow of a Philadelphia police officer who died of COVID.
Authorities announced that two more D.C. police officers who responded to the U.S. Capitol insurrection have died by suicide.
The City Council voted to slash the police budget by $17.4 million as violent crime continues to surge in the city.
The latest developments show a shift away from last summer's dominating rhetoric that called on local and state governments to divest from police budgets and reallocate the money into other non-policing community services.
"The problem is, most abuses are committed by officers who just aren't thinking. They're scared or they're angry, and those emotions can lead people to behave in irrational ways. Dramatically better and different training could help change this, but one trial probably won't."
Michael A. Bolton, the inspector general for the U.S. Capitol Police, spoke before a House committee on Thursday to recommend what needs to be changed within the force.
Trooper Juan Rojas Tovar was shot while pursuing the man suspected of carrying out a deadly mass shooting at a cabinet manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas, about two hours earlier.
After Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died the day following the January 6 Capitol riot, differing information has emerged in reports and online surrounding the cause of his death.
"If al Qaeda or Iran undertakes an attack, even if the Russians nuke us, we'll be ready," a senior military officer says sardonically. "But if there's a domestic breakdown, I'm not so sure."
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Monday that "the Legislative Council has sent draft language for a proposed law that would transfer control of the Austin Police Department to the Texas Department of Public Safety."
The endorsement from the nation's third largest state police chiefs association comes ahead of Trump's Monday night campaign rally in Florida.
President Trump came close to turning the bluest of blue states red in 2016, and thought his message would play well in the protest-torn state this year. It didn't.
"He is putting our law enforcement in harm's way purposefully because he thinks it serves his agenda," Vice President Mike Pence's former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism adviser said.
Charles Starks resigned from the Little Rock Police Department on Friday, stating that it is "impossible" for him to work as an officer so long as Police Chief Keith Humphrey is in charge.
"President Trump has repeatedly sided with law and order," the organization said in their endorsement for Trump's election this November. This is the first time the LSA has backed a presidential candidate.
Of more than 250 arrested in Kenosha County, 132 were from outside the Wisconsin county, police officials reported on Thursday.
Little Rock's police union called the vandalism "despicable" and "disrespectful."
"I will not allow my deputies or any law enforcement officer in Butler County to take the abuse I have seen over the past several months," Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones wrote.
Republican Voters Against Trump released a new ad in response to President Donald Trump's "mischaracterization" of Democratic nominee Joe Biden being anti-police.
Miranda rights allow a person in police custody to remain silent and have an attorney present for questioning.
One ultimate check upon presidential power comes in the form of the ballot box.
Law enforcement must not be managed by policies and procedures that are compromises between agencies and unions.
Prosecutions of police officers are notoriously difficult to win. The accused officers' likely defense strategies are beginning to come into focus. "Cause of death" will be one important issue. A likely focus for the two most junior officers will be "chain of command."
"The decision is certainly consistent with what my understanding of the [law] is," one legal expert told Newsweek.
Figuring out the best response has been a challenge for authorities, amid a resurgence in meth throughout the nation.
Detective Mara Wilson said it was common in her experience for females to hide drugs in that area.
Wayne "Duke" Brown was dismissed from Tulsa Police Department after posting pictures endorsing Islamophobia and police brutality.