A Lawrence police detective was placed on paid leave following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence last week, though city policy suggests the suspension should be without pay.
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved five community members who will serve on the new Community-Police Oversight Work Group.
The Lawrence Police Department has transitioned from patrol shotguns to “less lethal” beanbag options this week, according to a news release from the department.
At the end of the day, both the driver getting pulled over and the officer making the stop want to make it home safely. A Lawrence police lieutenant and a prosecutor on Saturday shared some advice on how to do that, plus other rights you should know.
A Lawrence mother is concerned after learning that a police officer was looking for an allegedly armed suspect in the East Lawrence Rec Center while her two kids and a few dozen others were at a summer camp there last week.
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved a plan for a work group that will revise how complaints against Lawrence police officers are handled and reviewed.
The Lawrence Community Police Review Board tonight advanced a charter creating a new task force. Members did not raise questions about officer truthfulness policies that have spurred conflict between area law enforcement and the district attorney’s office.
As Lawrence’s Community Police Review Board is set to review a new task force proposal, one member has resigned over what she sees as an effort to turn the board into little more than “window dressing.”
Lawrence Police Chief Rich Lockhart talks about racial disparities, officer credibility, police in schools, mental health and more in his first sit-down interview with the Times. Plus, get a glimpse at his photography hobby.
Incoming Lawrence Chief of Police Rich Lockhart will start his job with an annual salary of $156,035, expenses for moving, and a vacation perk on par with city staff employed 6-10 years.
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