The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System’s Board of Trustees suspended lump-sum withdrawals from the pension fund Thursday, staving off a possible restraining order and stopping $154 million in withdrawal requests.

The system was set to pay out the weekly requests Friday. Pension officials said allowing the withdrawals would leave them without the liquid reserves required to sustain the $2.1 billion fund.

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in late October, a group of Maryland legislators met with police officials, attorneys, privacy advocates, and policy analysts to discuss creating a legal framework to govern aerial surveillance programs such as the one the Baltimore Police Department had been using to track vehicles and individuals through the city since January.

“What, if anything, are other states doing to address this issue?” Joseph Vallerio, the committee’s chairman, asked the panel.

Read the Full Article: Source – Bloomberg
Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Baltimore's aerial surveillance continues unchecked

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In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records.

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Time For Truth: (Chicago Tribune) – Chicago tops 700 homicides — with a month to go in violent 2016

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It may be the most satisfying arrest we can imagine.

Seattle police caught an alleged car thief by enlisting the help of car maker BMW to both track and then remotely lock the luckless criminal in the very car he was trying to steal.

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Time For Truth: (c|net) – BMW remotely locks alleged thief in car he's trying to swipe

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A police officer has undergone potentially lifesaving surgery after he was shot in the head while on duty near a college in downtown Detroit.

Collin Rose, 29, was shot just a few blocks from Wayne State University about 6.45pm on Tuesday, and was then rushed to the Detroit Receiving Hospital for surgery.

Read the Full Article: Source – Daily Mail
Time For Truth: (Daily Mail) – Cops fear copycat attacks across the U.S. after a FIFTH officer is shot in three days

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