Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund Loses $200 Million On Luxury Real Estate

The Dallas Police & Fire Pension System is looking to sell several luxury real estate properties after sustaining losses of about $200 million on the deals, according to a report from Bloomberg. Among the properties that the pension fund is selling are a group of homes in Hawaii purchased “at the top of the real […]

When Social Media Complicate The Undercover Work Of Police Officers

The Facebook post included several photos of a smiling Baltimore County police officer, some of him in a suit, another sporting outdoor gear. None showed him in uniform or flashing a badge. The officer works undercover, and the Facebook poster warned that he investigates gun-related cases. The Facebook user’s friend had been arrested in June […]

Corrections Officers Protest Outside State Prison

COXSACKIE, NY – A recent assault on a female corrections officer at the Greene Correctional Facility and the subsequent suspension of another officer deemed responsible for the incident sparked a protest outside the facility Wednesday by members of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association. A male corrections officer was suspended after […]

Detroit Firefighter Union Blasts Bankruptcy Judge

DETROIT, MI – A Detroit firefighters’ union is blasting Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes. The Detroit Fire Fighters Association spoke out Tuesday. It claims Rhodes’ ruling preventing creditors from challenging fees charged by the city’s bankruptcy lawyers is “offensive and unfair.” Union President Jeff Pegg says Jones Day, the city’s law firm, is plundering Detroit […]

L.A. County Sets Up ‘Strike Team’ To Oversee Firefighter Exams

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors stopped short Wednesday of stripping hiring power from the county Fire Department in the wake of nepotism accusations, deciding instead to establish a “strike team” to ensure transparency and fairness. The compromise was proposed by Supervisor Gloria Molina, who originally called for all […]

Exodus Of Officers Leads To Albuquerque Longevity Plan

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Albuquerque has already lost nearly 19 percent of its police force — about 200 officers — over the past 4½ years. And the police administration warned late Monday that a wave of potential retirements could push the department to a 25-year low by May 2016. The City Council, aiming to reverse that […]