Influx Of Records Requests May Force Police To Drop Body Cams

POULSBO, WA – A new Youtube account is pushing local police agencies to reconsider their use of body-mounted cameras. Despite considering officer accountability a top priority, police say records requests from that new website may make the programs too expensive and too invasive. Poulsbo Police have been wearing body cameras for about a year, and […]

Cleveland Mayor Asks Council To Reject Firefighters’ Contract Over Missing Domestic Violence Provision

CLEVELAND, OH – Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration is asking City Council to reject a newly ratified collective bargaining agreement with the Cleveland Firefighters Union because it does not include a longstanding provision that calls for a firefighter’s immediate termination if convicted of domestic violence. Assistant Safety Director Edward Eckart told council members during a council […]

Judge Approves Of Stockton Bankruptcy Plan That Leaves Pensions Intact

A judge on Thursday confirmed a plan by Stockton, Calif., to exit bankruptcy, rejecting arguments that it unfairly discriminated among creditors by chopping a mutual fund’s recovery to near zero while shielding city retirees from any impairment at all. Stockton had asked the court to approve its plan, which calls for budget cuts, haircuts for […]

San Jose Council Votes Not To Investigate Police Union

SAN JOSE, CA – With the election over, it might be a new, perhaps calmer day in San Jose City Hall for the city’s most heated political feud. The City Council, led by likely mayor-elect Sam Liccardo, voted unanimously Friday not to investigate the police union for allegedly telling cop recruits to quit as part […]