NC Court Says Trooper Should Not Be Fired Over Hat

RALEIGH, NC &#8211 A North Carolina state trooper should not have been fired for changing his story about what became of his wide-brimmed hat, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The three-judge panel agreed with a lower court ruling that determined the 2009 dismissal of Trooper Thomas Wetherington did not match the level of […]

Scranton Police And Firefighters Due $21 Million From Arbitration Ruling

SCRANTON, PA &#8211 More than a dozen Scranton police officers and firefighters due back pay under the $21 million arbitration ruling will receive more than $90,000, including five employees owed more than $100,000 each, a review of data shows. On average, firefighters are due $62,747, while police officers are owed $49,854, according to calculations made […]

Controversy Over Oklahoma City Police Policy Banning Tattoos

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK &#8211 At a time when the Oklahoma City Police Department is looking for a few good officers, the head of the police union says a hiring policy banning some tattoos is preventing some of the best qualified applicants from joining the ranks. John George, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123, […]