Residency Requirement Lifted, But Philadelphia Police Officers Stay Put

They predicted a stampede. So far, it’s been more like tiptoeing. For decades, Philadelphia police officers begged to live anywhere but in the city they protect. They finally won the right to become suburbanites, but so far seem to be staying put. This year, of 6,500 officers, only 36 registered new addresses in places like […]

Ex-Sergeant Gets 12 Years For Stealing Police Union Dues

CHICAGO, IL &#8211 A former head of the Chicago police sergeants’ union was sentenced to 12 years in prison today for looting more than $1 million in union dues to pay for steak dinners, gambling trips to Las Vegas and a second residence in the city’s Sauganash neighborhood. Attorneys for John Pallohusky had asked for […]

Scranton’s Police, Firefighters Say They’ll Work Without Pay

SCRANTON, PA &#8211 In the event of payless paydays for Scranton city government, the police, firefighters and public work employees would still work, their union presidents said Tuesday. “Our guys will absolutely be there,” said John Judge, president of International Association of Firefighters Local 60. Bob Martin, president of Fraternal Order of Police E.B. Jermyn […]

North Las Vegas Votes To Suspend Parts Of Union Contracts

The North Las Vegas City Council has granted the city manager special authority to suspend parts of union contracts in an effort to deal with a budget shortfall. With little public comment and no debate, council members voted unanimously Friday night in favor of a resolution allowing City Manager Tim Hacker to mandate the concessions […]

Controversial Law Spells Out When Indiana Police May Open Fire on Police

Every time police Sergeant Joseph Hubbard stops a speeder or serves a search warrant, he says he worries suspects assume they can open fire — without breaking the law. Hubbard, a 17-year veteran of the police department in Jeffersonville, Indiana, says his apprehension stems from a state law approved this year that allows residents to […]