Detroit Housing Offer Lures Few Police

DETROIT, MI &#8211 More than a year after Mayor Dave Bing launched a campaign to lure police and firefighters back to the city by selling rehabbed homes on the cheap, the program has sold six houses. City officials call that a start to a Project 14 program they’re confident will be a success. Skeptics say […]

Borough Sues Firefighters Union Over Volunteering Ban

CHAMBERSBURG, PA &#8211 The Borough of Chambersburg is suing the local chapter of a firefighters union over a dispute in which professional firefighters allegedly were told to stop volunteering in the municipality. In October 2011, International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 1813 President Patrick R. Martin sent a letter to area fire companies asking professional […]

Sacramento Firefighters March To Protest Cuts To Fire Budget

SACRAMENTO, CA &#8211 Sacramento firefighters marched to Sacramento City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to dramatize their solution to prevent the deepest cuts in the history of the city fire department. Photos From The Field: Firefighters Offer Solutions To Cuts Members of Firefighters Union, local 522, then held a news conference to unveil their solution to […]

Salt Lake City Vice Squad Disbanded

SALT LAKE CITY, UT &#8211 The detective was on his back. The prostitute was above him. “I kissed her breasts and nipples, as there was no place for my face to go,” the undercover detective wrote in his report of a 2011 vice sting. The Salt Lake City Civilian Review Board said there was some […]

Ohio Court OKs Keeping Names Of Police Officers Secret

When a Columbus police officer’s fatal shooting of a suspect inflamed passions in a South Side neighborhood last year, city authorities refused to identify the officer to protect him from “ credible threats.” In an unrelated case, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled yesterday that law-enforcement agencies may withhold the identity of police officers who face […]

Firefighters Union Pushes To End Pittsburgh’s State Oversight

PITTSBURGH, PA &#8211 As Mayor Luke Ravenstahl pushes to get the city released from state financial oversight, he has the assistance of a firefighters’ union that’s been lobbying state officials and city council. After about eight years of oversight, union president Joe King said, city officials and organized labor know what they have to do […]