An unarmed suspect was shot twice in the back by an Omaha police officer this week, according to Chief Todd Schmaderer who adds the shooting, caught on video by police, “does not appear to be criminal.”Read More →
Less than two months after he was swatted down trying to unseal secret votes in the Nebraska Legislature, Sen. Bill Kintner (R-Papillion) is at it again.Read More →
The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee held an on-the-road hearing in Pittsburgh Wednesday, to address issues of best practices in policing and how work in Allegheny County may be a model for others in the commonwealth. Over a dozen witnesses and nearly four hours of testimony confirmed the basic premise of the devil being in the details.
While witnesses were uniformly in favor of increased use of body cameras, it was clear that implementing their use is a bit thornier. One issue was how available such video should be to the public under the state’s right to know law.Read More →
For taxpayers rightfully curious about where their dollars are going, there have been some informational improvements over the last month, at both the state and local levels. “It’s taxpayers’ money; the public has a right to know how it’s spent,” state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said.Read More →