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Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E’s ‘Live PD’

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For some of the law enforcement agencies that agreed to be on A&E Network’s real-time police show “Live PD,” the goal of being more transparent with their profession under increasing scrutiny clashed with concerns over public image. Police departments in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Streetsboro, Ohio, ended agreements to be on the program since it premiered in October 2016 as some local government leaders concluded the national spotlight on criminal activity overshadowed the positive things happening in their hometowns. Another … Read the referenced story here:…

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Police: ‘Dignitaries’ disrupted Sandy Hook massacre scene

AP Photo/Julio Cortez HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After the 2012 school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, police officials not involved in the investigation and “dignitaries” were allowed into the building and potentially contaminated the crime scene by stepping on bullet casings and glass shards that had yet to be processed as evidence, according to a report state police released Friday on their response to the mass shooting. The long-awaited report concludes state police handled the response effectively, but it recommends improvements to protecting crime scene … Read the referenced story here: Police:…

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