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New York News
5:04 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Relationship Between Police And Community In Focus At Crime Prevention Conference

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In a time of tense relationships between urban communities and police, law enforcement officials from across New York gathered in Saratoga Springs to take part in a conference designed to reduce violent crime through community engagement.

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Vox Pop
11:42 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Open Forum: Policing the Police

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This week President Obama asked Congress to approve $263 million to buy thousands of body cameras for police departments nationwide. The hope is that they will prevent deaths like that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and build trust between police departments and the communities they serve.

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New York News
8:15 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Saratoga County Sheriff's Officer Suspended After Video Posted Online

UPDATED: 11/9/14

The Saratoga County sheriff’s office has suspended an officer for an “inappropriate action” with a civilian after a video of the exchange was posted online. The video has since gone viral and attracted media attention across the country.

A press release states that the incident occurred during a roadside interview following a suspicious vehicle complaint early Friday morning in Halfmoon, NY.

The name of the officer has been reported as Sgt. Shawn Glans.

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New York News
3:31 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Saratoga Springs Police: Nightclub Assault Victim Dies

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Saratoga Springs Police said Wednesday that 31-year-old Aaron Huggins has died after being assaulted  early Friday morning.

Police have charged 25-year-old Jeffrey Mann with one count of second degree assault. Mann allegedly  attacked Huggins after the two bumped into each other at the Paddock Lounge nightclub on Caroline Street. Huggins was knocked unconscious and sustained injuries to the head and face.

Mann was arraigned last Friday and remains in Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

9/10/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Primary Update
Police Diversity
Obama Airstrikes
Apple Announcements

New York News
6:30 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Police Urge Safety On Holiday Weekend

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Public safety officers across the region will be in full force this holiday weekend to enforce the rules of the road and water. 

With Independence Day weekend getting started after work Thursday, police will be cracking down on impaired, distracted, and speeding drivers.

In a memo released Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he urges “all New Yorkers to drive responsibly and obey the rules of the road.”

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New England News
8:32 am
Tue January 29, 2013

State Police unveil new radio system in W. Mass.

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RUSSELL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are set to activate a new digital radio system in western Massachusetts that will enhance public safety through improved communications.

Department Superintendent Col. Timothy Alben is scheduled to unveil the system Tuesday at the State Police barracks in Russell.

The new system will improve communications between Troop B, which covers the western third of the state, adjacent Troops, as well as with statewide State Police radio channels, such as those used by tactical units.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Killing Of Police Officer Prompts Review Of Procedures

The logo on a t-shirt being sold by Springfield Police to honor officer Kevin Ambrose. Proceeds go to a memorial fund
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    Three months after a veteran police officer in Springfield Massachusetts was killed in the line of duty, the death of officer Kevin Ambrose still reverberates.  Police across the country are reviewing procedures for dealing with domestic disputes involving fellow law officers.  Efforts continue in Massachusetts to boost survivor benefits for the families of public safety professionals killed on the job. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
7:08 am
Tue June 26, 2012

CT State Police Leaders Face No Confidence Vote

The results of a no confidence vote against Connecticut state police leaders by state troopers are set to be announced.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Officials with the National Troopers Coalition are scheduled to count the ballots Tuesday morning and announce the results around mid-day. Ballots were mailed to more than 1,000 state police union members earlier this month and were due back Monday afternoon.

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New England News
9:36 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Feds Step Up Efforts to Find Stolen Boston Art

Federal investigators say they are launching a public awareness campaign that could include billboards and television ads to help solve the 1990 art heist from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

The campaign could go international and is expected to be similar to the operation that led to the capture of James "Whitey" Bulger.

The Boston Globe reports the campaign will reintroduce the public to the 13 stolen masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and Manet, and try to solicit information concerning their whereabouts.

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