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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Officials: Morale likely would have suffered had Cochran not been chosen as Topeka police chiefHad Bill Cochran, a 31-year veteran of the Topeka police department, not been c
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
Had Bill Cochran, a 31-year veteran of the Topeka police department, not been chosen as the capital city’s chief of police, morale within the rank and file officers likely would have been negatively impacted. “Morale has definitely been on the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Local youngsters win awards for art, essays, poetry at Brown v. Board of Education Historic Siteand the The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. student recognition awardsi. (Thad Allto
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
and the The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. student recognition awardsi. (Thad Allton/The Capital-Journal) Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran spoke briefly Monday at the Brown v. Board of Education for the 50th commemoration of Dr. King’s Legacy and the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Annual Topeka Baptist service celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacythroughout this community, but it comes down to relationships.” Shawnee County
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
throughout this community, but it comes down to relationships.” Shawnee County sheriff Herman Jones, Topeka police chief Bill Cochran, Unified School District 501 superintendent Tiffany Anderson and USD 437 superintendent Scott McWilliams also... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police supervision an internal matteragainst the city over White’s death. This is the backdrop from which a 31-year
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
against the city over White’s death. This is the backdrop from which a 31-year veteran of the Topeka police department, Bill Cochran, accepted the promotion to police chief on Friday. He was selected over two external candidates, D. Samuel... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Bill Cochran named city of Topeka’s new police chiefBill Cochran has been named Topeka’s permanent Police Chief effective immediate
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Bill Cochran has been named Topeka’s permanent Police Chief effective immediately. Cochran has been the interim Police Chief since Nov. 4th. (Thad Allton/The Capital-Journal) Bill Cochran, right, has been named Topeka’s permanent Police Chief... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka councilman apologizes for social media post regarding city’s next police chiefby the comment about not wanting a police chief hired from outside of the depar
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
by the comment about not wanting a police chief hired from outside of the department and said hiring interim police chief Bill Cochran for the permanent position is his preference. “It will help with the morale of the officers,” he said. Coen... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka councilman apologizes for social media post regarding city’s next police chiefby the comment about not wanting a police chief hired from outside of the depar
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
by the comment about not wanting a police chief hired from outside of the department and said hiring interim police chief Bill Cochran for the permanent position is his preference. “It will help with the morale of the officers,” he said. Coen... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Bill Cochran named Topeka’s new police chiefBill Cochran has been named the city’s next police chief. (2017 file photo/The
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Bill Cochran has been named the city’s next police chief. (2017 file photo/The Capital-Journal) From left: The finalists for the Topeka police chief job were interim Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran, Yakima, Wash., Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr.,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka city councilman apologizes for social media post regarding city’s next police chiefby the comment about not wanting a police chief hired from outside of the depar
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
by the comment about not wanting a police chief hired from outside of the department and said hiring interim police chief Bill Cochran for the permanent position is his preference. “It will help with the morale of the officers,” he said. Coen... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka city councilman apologizes for social media post regarding city’s next police chiefby the comment about not wanting a police chief hired from outside of the depar
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
by the comment about not wanting a police chief hired from outside of the department and said hiring interim police chief Bill Cochran for the permanent position is his preference. “It will help with the morale of the officers,” he said. Coen... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
New task force aims to prevent violence in Topekato focus its efforts. Jim McCollough, executive director of the Center for Pea
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
to focus its efforts. Jim McCollough, executive director of the Center for Peace and Justice, said Interim Police Chief Bill Cochran contacted him about coordinating a gun violence reduction initiative. Cochran, who attended the meeting, said... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Three finalists for police chief’s job meet with Topeka residentsBoard, said she came away with a positive impression of each after speaking sep
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
Board, said she came away with a positive impression of each after speaking separately with Dominic Rizzi Jr., William “Bill” Cochran and D. Samuel “Sam” Dotson. Williams, who is African-American, was among residents who took advantage of an... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka police: FBI investigating Dominique White shooting; internal review extendedscene where White was killed Sept. 28, and a federal investigation of the White
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
scene where White was killed Sept. 28, and a federal investigation of the White death is being conducted, interim Chief Bill Cochran said Wednesday. But he said he hasn’t yet received any feedback from the FBI. Michael Cruse and another officer... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka Chief: Results of internal affairs examination of Dominique White shooting extended several daysconfrontation with Dominique Tyrell White is expected to be completed perhaps b
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
confrontation with Dominique Tyrell White is expected to be completed perhaps by Jan. 9 or 10, Interim Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran said Wednesday. A federal prosecutor was at the East Topeka shooting scene where White was fatally wounded on... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
City of Topeka narrows police chief candidates down to threeThe City of Topeka has narrowed down the candidates for police chief to three m
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
The City of Topeka has narrowed down the candidates for police chief to three men. The finalists are Bill Cochran, D. Samuel Dotson and Dominic Rizzi Jr., city spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said. Cochran has been TPD’s interim chief since early Nov.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Interim Topeka police chief: Two officers in fatal shooting of Dominique White to be ID’dfatally wounding Dominique White, will be disclosed when an internal police pro
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
fatally wounding Dominique White, will be disclosed when an internal police probe is completed, interim Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran said Thursday. Cochran expects the investigation, called an administrative review and conducted by the police... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Interim police chief: Two officers in fatal shooting to be identifiedfatally wounding Dominique White, will be disclosed when an internal police pro
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
fatally wounding Dominique White, will be disclosed when an internal police probe is completed, interim Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran said Thursday. Cochran expects the investigation, called an administrative review and conducted by the police... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
Attorney: Deadly force unnecessary in Kansas man's shootingInterim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investiga
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 19 days ago
Interim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by two officers during an interview in his office, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Topeka, Kan. Cochran says the two officers have... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Attorney: Deadly force unnecessary in Kansas man's shootingInterim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investiga
Stamford Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
Interim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by two officers during an interview in his office, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Topeka, Kan. Cochran says the two officers have... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Attorney: Deadly force unnecessary in Kansas man's shootingInterim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investiga
Connecticut Post / Posted 19 days ago
Interim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by two officers during an interview in his office, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Topeka, Kan. Cochran says the two officers have... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Attorney: Deadly force unnecessary in Kansas man's shootingInterim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investiga
The New Canaan News / Posted 19 days ago
Interim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by two officers during an interview in his office, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Topeka, Kan. Cochran says the two officers have... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Attorney: Deadly force unnecessary in Kansas man's shootingInterim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investiga
The Register Citizen / Posted 19 days ago
Interim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by two officers during an interview in his office, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Topeka, Kan. Cochran says the two officers have... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Attorney: Deadly force unnecessary in Kansas man's shootingInterim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investiga
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
Interim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by two officers during an interview in his office, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Topeka, Kan. Cochran says the two officers have... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Attorney: Deadly force unnecessary in Kansas man's shootingInterim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investiga
The Middletown Press / Posted 19 days ago
Interim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by two officers during an interview in his office, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Topeka, Kan. Cochran says the two officers have... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Attorney: Deadly force unnecessary in Kansas man's shootingInterim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investiga
Darien News-Review / Posted 19 days ago
Interim Topeka, Kan., Police Chief Bill Cochran discusses an internal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by two officers during an interview in his office, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Topeka, Kan. Cochran says the two officers have... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
A man was beaten, arrested and convicted. But this bodycam footage cleared his name.in the Morris and Becerra settlements. “Unacceptable behavior is not tolerated
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 25 days ago
in the Morris and Becerra settlements. “Unacceptable behavior is not tolerated going forward,” interim Police Chief Bill Cochran told the Topeka Capital-Journal, adding, “The expectations of professionalism and operating within guidelines of... Read more
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Daily Mail
Body cam reveals police beat man for no reason as he begged for lifefather to view police body cam footage. 'Unacceptable behavior is not tolerate
Daily Mail / Posted 25 days ago
father to view police body cam footage. 'Unacceptable behavior is not tolerated going forward,' interim Police Chief Bill Cochran told the Topeka Capital-Journal. 'The expectations of professionalism and operating within guidelines of their... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topekans seek more accountability, transparency, diversity as city prepares to hire police chiefTopeka but a larger number said they’d prefer an internal hire, with eight expr
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 29 days ago
Topeka but a larger number said they’d prefer an internal hire, with eight expressing support for appointing interim chief Bill Cochran as chief, the city said in a news release put out Tuesday by its media relations coordinator, Molly... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka residents seek more transparency, accountability, diversity as city preps to hire police chiefTopeka but a larger number said they’d prefer an internal hire, with eight expr
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 29 days ago
Topeka but a larger number said they’d prefer an internal hire, with eight expressing support for appointing interim chief Bill Cochran as chief, the city said in a news release put out Tuesday by its media relations coordinator, Molly... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Department of Justice to help facilitate forum in Topeka following White shootingInterim Topeka police chief Bill Cochran said the event may happen in January.
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 29 days ago
Interim Topeka police chief Bill Cochran said the event may happen in January. A DOJ representative will moderate the discussion and make sure things run smoothly, said City of Topeka spokeswoman Molly Hadfield. Cochran said he reached out to a... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Exclusive: Video shows officer’s use of force in unlawful arrest, contributing to $400K Topeka has paid for police actions since 2010that needs to be kept in mind here (is) all the people involved in this process
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted a month ago
that needs to be kept in mind here (is) all the people involved in this process are no longer,” said interim TPD chief Bill Cochran. “Chad Taylor was the D.A. Chad Sublet was the city attorney. (James) Brown was the chief. The officer that was... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Cochran's health raises national speculation again as tax vote nearsAs a key vote on the GOP tax plan nears, Sen. Thad Cochran's health is again in
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 1 months ago
As a key vote on the GOP tax plan nears, Sen. Thad Cochran's health is again in the national spotlight, along with that of Arizona Sen. John McCain. With a narrow GOP margin in the Senate about to become even narrower after Alabama voters elected... Read more
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