{FD} Officer on fatal Charlottesville crash: ‘Hahahaha love this’

A Massachusetts police department is investigating a Facebook comment by an officer who wrote “Hahahaha love this” in response to a story about a car crashing into counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others.

{FD} Minnesota police shooting: Justine Damond’s family, friends join march

The family of Justine Damond, the Australian woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call, and hundreds of demonstrators gathered Thursday evening near the late meditation teacher's home for a march against police killings.

{FD} Minneapolis Somali community shocked by police killing , worried about backlash

While the killing has rocked the city still grappling with a string of police-related killings over the past couple years, it has also sown concern among some in Minneapolis’ large Somali community that there may be a backlash against them or incidents of Islamophobia.

{FD} NJ doctor charged in drug ring wrote thousands of bogus opioid prescriptions

New Jersey authorities arrested an Essex County physician for allegedly writing fraudulent prescriptions for tens of thousands of painkillers as part of a drug dealing ring.

{FD} California bill would require cops to release body cam video

A longstanding national debate about police transparency and privacy has been reignited in California with legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to release body camera video and recordings of fatal police shootings and other significant incidents.

{FD} After cop’s slaying, a call for more bullet-resistant glass

After two officers were fatally gunned down through the window of their squad car in 2014, the nation's largest police force embarked on an ambitious plan to outfit all of its squad cars with inch-thick bullet-resistant glass and armored door panels capable of stopping a round from a .44 Magnum.

{FD} Philando Castile trial judge writes unusual letter to jury

The judge who presided over the manslaughter trial in the fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile told that he supports them despite widespread public criticism after they acquitted a Minnesota police officer in the shooting.

{FD} Bronx shooting: San Antonio police chief says attacks against cops ‘all too common’

A Texas police chief who recently lashed out at “police haters” after one of his officers was fatally shot said Wednesday the hostility seen against cops is “all too common in today’s world.”

{FD} Opioid crisis: ‘We are very much at war here,’ NJ attorney general says

At a lab in New Jersey, the pressure is on to identify those substances and find another piece to the ever-changing puzzle of the killer epidemic in time to save lives by putting out warnings to the public, and giving law enforcement the data to trace the drugs to a dealer, and possibly his or her source.