Black woman, U. Renee Hall, becomes Dallas’ first female police chief

The police department in Dallas is at a critical place as it works to fight crime while also repairing a broken trust with the community. To help these efforts, the city has hired U. Renee Hall as the department’s first female police chief.

Hall comes from the Detroit Police Department, where she served for more than 20 years and was most recently deputy police chief. She’s a legacy officer whose father died in the line of duty when she was only six months old. Today, she continues to do the work he set out to do.

Cops in Alaska continue to arrest sex workers after having sexual contact with them

You may not be aware that police officers across the country are currently able to have sexual contact with sex workers before arresting them. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone if you weren’t privy. Apparently 90 percent of people in Alaska didn’t know either. Which makes it all the more shocking that police in the northern-most state are fighting for their “right” to continue the practice.

Glamour reported that state lawmakers have been in an ongoing battle with the state’s police force over a proposed bill that would outlaw what many sex worker’s rights advocates consider to be traumatic sexual assault. 

Boston cop Officer Joseph DeAngelo, Jr. suspended without pay for six months because of racially charged video

A Boston police officer will be suspended without pay for six months because he made a racially charged video that included the tagline “This summer, black people have met their match.” Officer Joseph DeAngelo Jr. has been a part of the force for four years and will also be on probation for six months after he returns.

Three Chicago cops charged with conspiracy in coverup of Laquan McDonald shooting

There was a clear coverup in the Chicago Police Department after Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald in 2014. Not only did it take a year for the video to be released to the public, but officers on the scene agreed to claim that McDonald assaulted them, prompting the shooting. The only question remaining is how deep did the coverup attempt reach?

In an attempt to answer that question, three Chicago police officers have been charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to NBC News.