Firefighter Suspended For Facebook Post Of Children

HIALEAH, FL &#8211 The vice president of Hialeah’s fire union faces a two-day suspension without pay for posting pictures on his Facebook of his underage children holding sealed bottles of alcohol and sleeping on top of a Corona beer box. The firefighter, Eric Johnson, says he is being retaliated against for being an unrelenting critic […]

Pittsburgh Will Not Use State Statute Allowing Residency Waivers For Police

PITTSBURGH, PA &#8211 Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl on Wednesday vowed to oppose any efforts to reverse a long-standing policy requiring police officers to live in city limits. Ravenstahl’s comments were made one day after the state House passed legislation allowing Pittsburgh to waive residency requirements for its police officers. The bill permits council and the […]

Oakland Looking At Temporarily Contracting Out For Officers

OAKLAND, CA &#8211 Facing its worst police shortage in over a decade, Oakland is considering contracting with outside law enforcement agencies to help patrol streets and stem the increasing tide of violent crime. While talks are still preliminary, city officials have broached the idea of paying for sheriff deputies and highway patrolmen to work in […]

Firefighters Arrested For Allegedly Forging ACLS Cards

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL &#8211 Four Fort Lauderdale firefighters were arrested on multiple charges of misconduct, forgery, and theft. A warrant has also been issued for a retired firefighter. Freddie Batista, Steve Loleski, Gregory Jones and Joseph Perri were arrested and booked at county jail after a joint investigation with various agencies, including the Federal Bureau […]

Anaheim Police Union Office Worker Charged With Stealing $360000

ANAHEIM, CA &#8211 The office manager for the Anaheim police union was charged Wednesday with stealing more than $360,000 of the organization’s funds by altering her paychecks after they were signed by her bosses. Cindy Ann Su’a, 46, of Whittier was charged with 117 counts of forgery, 23 counts of computer access fraud and two […]

Feds Seek Records Of Former Detroit Police Union Officials

DETROIT, MI &#8211 Detroit Police Officers Association officials have turned over records to federal authorities as part of an investigation into former Detroit police union officials, a police source told The Detroit News. The records requested by the U.S. Department of Labor were from Jan. 1, 2006 to March 31, 2012, DPOA President Joe Duncan […]