Detective On Administrative Leave After Facebook Rant

MARLIN, TX &#8211 A Marlin police detective is under investigation and has been put on administrative leave after allegedly posting a rant on Facebook, Marlin Police Chief Darrell Allen said Monday. A post on Marlin detective Rob Douglas’ Facebook page centered around how it frustrates him to go grocery shopping at the first of the […]

80% Of Dallas Police Say Morale Is ‘As Low As It’s Ever Been’

DALLAS, TX &#8211 Many Dallas police officers aren’t happy with the current state of the department, according to the result of a morale survey released Thursday by the Dallas Police Association. Eighty percent of the 1,279 officers who responded to the survey rated their morale as low or the lowest it’s ever been. “It’s disturbing,” […]

New Philadelphia Police Contract Mixes Money, Management Rights

PHILADELPHIA, PA &#8211 A day after six Philadelphia police narcotics officers were charged in a sprawling federal corruption probe, Mayor Nutter announced Thursday that an arbitrator has awarded police a new contract that gives the commissioner long-sought powers to transfer officers in and out of the department’s drug and internal affairs units. The details of […]

N.Y. Police Unions Lose Bid To Challenge Stop-And-Frisk Settlement

New York’s police unions cannot challenge a sweeping settlement over the city’s controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday, clearing the way for reforms to take effect. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in New York denied the unions’ request to intervene in two stop-and-frisk class action lawsuits, saying they lacked standing to […]

Pennsylvania State Police Fights Suit Alleging Discrimination In Physical Fitness Test

The Pennsylvania State Police will fight a federal Department of Justice suit alleging that physical fitness tests required for prospective state troopers discriminated against women, officials said Wednesday. The Department of Justice filed suit Tuesday in federal court in Harrisburg, Pa., alleging that the tests used to judge applicants to the state Police Academy discriminated […]

ACLU And Police Union Oppose Baltimore’s Proposed Strict New Youth Curfew

BALTIMORE, MD &#8211 City officials in crime-ridden Baltimore on Tuesday defended plans for one of the toughest U.S. youth curfews against criticism from residents who were skeptical about police enforcement of the new law. In a forum with residents, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the measure, set to take effect on Aug. 8, was aimed at […]