Arbitrator Reverses Fire Captain’s Demotion In Trayvon Martin/Facebook Case

MIAMI, FL &#8211 A Miami-Dade firefighter demoted last year for ranting on Facebook about the Trayvon Martin case should get his captain’s rank back, an arbitrator has ruled, rebuffing Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who had insisted on the punishment. Brian Beckmann had been demoted two ranks, from captain to firefighter, after posting about Trayvon, the unarmed […]

Columbus, Ohio Police Union Files Grievance over GPS Tracking

Columbus’ fire and police unions have filed a grievance stating they will not accept any discipline that stems from newly installed GPS tracking units unless the city changes their contracts. The complaint comes as the city installs GPS units in all marked police and firefighter vehicles to better track employees, reduce fuel costs and prevent […]