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Serial SWATter arrested, charged with involuntary manslaughter

Wichita police have arrested a 25-year-old online troll who calls himself SWAuTistic, charging him with involuntary manslaughter after sending police to a Kansas address. When police arrived at the ad

Seattle Police Department suspends its Twitch channel following Charleena Lyles controversy

Facing backlash on its handling of the officer-involved shooting death of Charleena Lyles, the Seattle Police Department will shut down its official Twitch channel. The department started experimentin

Deep analysis of police body cam footage shows pattern of less respectful speech towards black people

Police body cameras don't just record shootouts and other crises — they're on all day every day, providing unprecedented detail of officers' interactions with the public. If you can handle that volu

With AI investments, Taser could use its body camera division for predictive policing

After announcing that it would shift some of its emphasis away from non-lethal weapons to police body cameras, for a fleeting moment it felt like the company synonymous with sticks that electrocute pe

Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras

A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests ev

Police use-of-force data is finally coming to light

All we knew was that BART had received 66 complaints, with excessive use of force being the primary allegation, according to a 2010 audit. In 2015, when a homeless man was shot and killed on Skid Ro

Study finds that police body cameras may increase assaults — if used improperly

Putting body cameras on police seems like a net good for everyone involved, but how to deploy them and what the subtler effects will be are questions that would be better answered sooner than later. O

Watch This Trained Eagle Take Down A Flying Drone

As more and more civilians start flying drones, there will probably be an exponential rise in situations where authorities need to quickly take down a poorly-navigated drone hovering above a stadi

Police Can Create Fake Instagram Accounts To Investigate Suspects

According to a recent opinion passed down by district court judge William Martini in New Jersey, it is 100 percent legal for a police officer to create a fake Instagram account, friend you, and use ev

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay! Looking back I'm amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked "homela

Google Glass Gets An App To Power The Cyber Cops And Futuristic Firefighters Of Tomorrow

Google Glass has lots of potential applications beyond just making it easier for people to check out their Twitter feed without taking their phones out of their pockets. Mutualink is demoing one such

Help, iPod jailbreaker, call the police!

If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone or iPod touch with little to no regard for the law, maybe it’s time you reconsider your evil ways. Apparently, jailbreaking your iDevice will get the cops

Police try to trick hackers, with hilarious results

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/clippy.jpg" />Here's a fun story. Police in Australia thought they were being mighty clever when they took over an “underground hacking

D.C. police chief doesn't want you to use iPhone Apps to detect traffic cameras

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/iphonecarradar.jpg" />This is a few days old, so apologies in advance for that. Anyway, the Washington D.C. police chief, Cathy Lanier,

Police in Wisconsin can track your movements using GPS without a warrant

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/reno911.jpg" />Some privacy news to freak you out this fine Monday. A court ruling in Wisconsin means that police there can track your mo

CoolCop keeps cops… well, you can probably figure the rest out

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/coolcop_2053_80561.jpg" alt="coolcop" />As weird as this apparatus looks, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that it's actually not a bad ide

Memphis police purchase and deploy 1,200 REDFLY units

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/redfly-001.jpg">The REDFLY Mobile Companion embiggens even the smallest of compatible Windows Mobile smartphones and PDAs. In light of th

GPS tracking device found on Simon Cowell’s car

Poor Simon Cowell. Apparently someone on a motorcycle had been constantly following closely behind the notoriously cranky American Idol judge’s Bentley and he couldn’t figure out why. Turns out, t

Cellphone jammers come under scrutiny in Canada

We can jokingly say things like “buy a cellphone jammer to silence those annoying people on the bus” but that would be irresponsible. Quite irresponsible, it turns out, as criminals are now using

Carbon E7 police car looks like Transformers prop; equipped with tons of gadgets

Carbon Motors, never heard of ’em either, is working on a custom police car to catch all of Gotham’s baddies. It kind of looks as if K.I.T.T. and Robocop breed a Transformer offspring mean
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