Judge Blocks 12-Hour Shifts For Detroit Police

DETROIT, MI &#8211 A judge has blocked an attempt to move police from 8 to 12-hour shifts this week, according to the Detroit Free Press. The city’s police union requested the injunction, which is in effect until a Aug. 22 Wayne County Circuit Court hearing. Police Chief Ralph Godbee last week said he intended to […]

Firefighters’ International Union Censures Wichita Fire Chief

The international union for firefighters has adopted a resolution to censure Wichita Fire Chief Ron Blackwell. That’s according to a news release e-mailed to the Eagle on Saturday by Matthew Jackson, president of a local firefighters union in Junction City and secretary of the Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters. Delegates at the International Association […]

Identity-Theft Scam Feared By Firefighters

WASHINGTON, DC &#8211 Two women arrested in Atlanta on identity-theft charges related to their pitches for insurance visited every fire station in Washington, D.C., earlier this year peddling similar plans, fire union officials said this week. The D.C. Firefighters Union is asking members to contact the Metropolitan Police Department if they provided personal information to […]

Michigan Court Blocks Pay Cut For Detroit Police

A Michigan judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Detroit from imposing a pay cut and other measures on its police officers as part of a plan to save $102 million a year for the cash-strapped city. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge John Murphy approved a request by the Detroit Police Officers Association for a temporary restraining […]