Connecticut Police Department Probe Officer’s Facebook Posts

BRANFORD, CT &#8211 Police have opened an internal affairs investigation into whether veteran officer Joe Peterson violated department policy in a Facebook exchange with Branford gun rights activist John Cinque, Capt. Geoffrey Morgan said Tuesday. Peterson’s comments in the exchange have unleashed a firestorm in the days since it took place. Bloggers, particularly from the […]

PBA Head Accuses Christie Of Using Pension As A ‘Slush Fund’

NEW JERSEY &#8211 The head of the state’s police unions today slammed Gov. Chris Christie over some $50 million in what he called “pension giveaways” to local municipalities. The giveaways, state Policemen’s Benevolent Association head Anthony Wieners said in a scathing release, were gained on the backs of the state’s public sector unions. “While the […]

Jackson, Mississippi Pays Police Officers $177K Settlement For Unpaid Overtime

JACKSON, MS &#8211 Forty-one Jackson Police Department officers are sharing today in a $177,500 partial settlement reached with the city of Jackson over work they did, but weren’t paid for, from 2009-11, with the total settlement expected to be about $413,600. The officers were represented by the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association and were scheduled to […]