Area law enforcement officers are doling out their usual holiday safety tips for shoppers and travelers, but this year it includes one unique recommendation thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic: Avoid large gatherings, and stay home if possible.
About 1,000 people — primarily educators and staff from Lowndes County School District and Mississippi University for Women — were silent as they watched what appeared to be surveillance footage of two teenage boys armed with long guns stalking the hallways of a school.
Making an iron-clad case: DA-sponsored training helps Golden Triangle law enforcement with reports, interviewing techniques
Rule number one: Everybody lies.
For law enforcement agents, each day comes with countless interactions with citizens.
The knock on the door, strong and quick, jolted Barbara Hicks Collins awake. Someone must be in trouble, she thought. She flung open her front door to the shocking sight of her car engulfed in flames.
The FBI collects extensive data on hate crimes each year, but more than 2,700 local law enforcement agencies are not submitting the information, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.
It’s a pretty tough time to be a good cop.
While a nationwide debate on the racial makeup of law enforcement agencies continues, statistics show agencies in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties are working toward becoming mirrors of the communities they serve.
The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says.
Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.