Police shootings: Officers’ names must be made public, court rules

The names of officers involved in shootings are public information subject to disclosure by law, a California appellate court ruled Tuesday, marking the latest legal opinion in a public records court battle that has embroiled law enforcement and the media. The 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected arguments from the city of Long Beach and […]

Cancer rates triple among New York police officers who responded to 9/11

Of the 12,000 who attended the scene of the atrocity at the World Trade Center 10 years ago, 297 have been diagnosed with cancer, almost triple the incidence before the attack. A report said that 56 who have been diagnosed had since died. Residents of lower Manhattan have long claimed that the dust and ash […]

It Gets Uglier In DC; Fire Department Spokesman Accuses Union Of “Racist Display”

WASHINGTON, DC &#8211 D.C. firefighters and department officials are disputing whether orders were issued to rein in the possibility of protests at Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s State of the District address, scheduled for Tuesday. The dispute came the same day a senior spokesman for the department acknowledged posting comments on social-media sites that described a […]