Bias Of One Panel Member Taints Entire Decision-Making Process

Liam Sullivan was the Chief of the Town of Elsmere, Massachusetts Police Department. A panel consisting of the Town Council and the Mayor held a public hearing to decide on Sullivan’s employment future. Sullivan made a motion to disqualify one Council member – by the name of Jaremchuk – on the ground that a previous […]

Probationary Officer’s Refusal To Retract Truthful Report Is Protected Free Speech

Jason Jackler was a probationary police officer in Middletown, New York. On January 5, 2006, Jackler was dispatched to a “Mobil on the Run” convenience store in Middletown to assist MPD Sergeant Gregory Metakes in the arrest and transportation of one Zachary T. Jones. When Jackler arrived, Jones was handcuffed with his hands behind his […]

Suspended Police Chief Sues Miami Commissioners

MIAMI, FL &#8211 In a last-ditch effort to keep his job, suspended Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito has asked a court to disqualify two of the five commissioners who would determine his fate because they have already expressed opinions saying the chief should go. Exposito lost a year-long fight to keep his job on Tuesday […]

Federal Lawsuit Claims Police Officers Secretly Recorded By Pencil Sharpener Cameras

EUCLID, OH &#8211 A federal lawsuit claims Euclid cops were secretly recorded with hidden cameras rigged throughout the police department, with the knowledge of both the city’s mayor and retiring police chief. The lawsuit was filed by Euclid patrolman Kurt Eyman who claims that he received a three day suspension following a disciplinary hearing after […]

Borough Presses Fight Over Cops’ Copayments

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ &#8211 The borough has filed a petition with the state Supreme Court, hoping to reverse an Appellate Division verdict that would force the town to reimburse police officers for higher copayments for doctor visits. The borough and Police Benevolent Association Local 275 have been at odds since the state Health Benefits Commission […]

Aurora Police Union Votes To Accept New Staffing Proposal

AURORA, CO &#8211 By a 6-to-1 margin, Aurora’s police union agreed to scrap the city’s controversial police-staffing mandate last week. After aggressively defending the mandate of two officers for every 1,000 residents for the past 18 years, the Aurora Police Association’s overwhelming support for the deal could be seen as a surprise. But APA President […]