Pa. Rep Wins Open Records Fight With State Police

UNIONTOWN, PA &#8211 A lawmaker has a right to know how many state troopers are assigned to a busy barracks in his southwestern Pennsylvania district, the state’s Office of Open Records ruled. State Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-Fayette, filed the request after police refused to release the information, saying criminals could use it to plan crimes. […]

Third Miami-Area Mayor Arrested In Day

Yet another mayor in Miami-Dade County has begun an August day in handcuffs. Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman was arrested at his home Wednesday on public corruption charges. The Miami Herald reports that Bateman is charged with unlawful compensation for not disclosing a secret $125-per-hour consulting job for a non-profit health chain while the company was […]

Former Hackensack Police Chief, On House Arrest, Sues City And Former Union President

HACKENSACK, NJ &#8211 Former city police chief Charles “Ken” Zisa has filed a lawsuit accusing a former colleague of trying to bully him into dropping a disciplinary charge against him, then the attempts had been thwarted. The eight-page suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Newark, claims Officer Anthony Ferraioli — who was police […]