law enforcement

2015 file photo of surplus military vehicles used by the Barry County Sheriff's Department
Chris Killian

(MPRN-Lansing) The Trump administration will lift a ban on the military giving some surplus equipment to police departments, and some members of Michigan law enforcement are welcoming the change. 

WMUK

Captain David Boysen says the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety knew that some of its strategies to reduce gun violence weren’t working, so they were willing to consider something new.


Steve Karnowski / The Associated Press

Dave Worthams says he can no longer be docile when it comes to African-Americans and the police. He says the not guilty verdict in the case of the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile makes him wonder when people will realize “something has to change.” 


State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A state House committee has adopted bills that would require local officials to help enforce federal immigration laws. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing)  Some Democrats in the Legislature are calling for a law that would allow authorities to seize the firearms of people who threaten to commit suicide or hurt others. 

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