Buffalo Police, Firefighters Clash Over Right To Administer Anti-Heroin Drug

BUFFALO, NY &#8211 Buffalo firefighters believe they have the exclusive right to administer Narcan, a lifesaving antidote to forestall the effects of heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses. Buffalo police who have begun carrying the antidote argue that they have been given additional duties without a chance to negotiate the extra work their bosses say can […]

Florida Performance Pay Raises Quota Concerns

The Police Benevolent Association and the state of Florida are at impasse over pay and other issues, including whether state law-enforcement personnel should be evaluated based in part on the number of contacts they have with the public. State officials have said in contract offers traffic-citation quotas will not be put in place. However, the […]

LAFD Union Protests Suspension of Recruit Class

LOS ANGELES, CA &#8211 The president of the union representing Los Angeles firefighters on Monday told the mayor that suspending a controversial hiring program is “patently unfair” to candidates on track to be included in future classes. Capt. Frank Lima voiced his concerns in a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, who announced last week that […]

Jury Awards Former Mo. Officer $7.5M In Harassment Suit

ST. LOUIS, MO — A former St. Louis police officer who claimed her supervising sergeant sexually harassed her — and that she suffered retaliation for complaining — won a $7.5 million judgment Friday from a St. Louis Circuit Court jury. “It’s absolutely huge for this type of case,” said John Eccher, one of the lawyers […]