East Cleveland’s Firefighting Equipment Crumbing

EAST CLEVELAND, OH – Nowadays, firefighters roll out of the East Cleveland Fire Department on a wing and a prayer. East Cleveland firefighter Thomas Buth not mincing words when he says the Department is in “dire straits” with antiquated equipment falling apart and in desperate need of repair. Buth, who is also the president Local […]

Assistant Fire Chief In Indiana Demoted After Tying Noose

MARION, IN – An assistant fire chief in Indiana has accepted a demotion after tying a rope into a noose in the presence of a black firefighter whose wife belongs to the family of a lynching victim. City Attorney Tom Hicks said Marion firefighter Rick Backs accepted a demotion to private in a meeting Tuesday […]

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Aimed At Shielding Police Names

Arizona’s governor on Monday vetoed legislation that would have kept secret for 60 days the identities of police officers involved in deadly shootings, a move that was both welcomed and heavily criticized by separate state police union leaders. Republican Governor Doug Ducey said the bill passed by state lawmakers last week was well-intentioned but fell […]

Police Union On Hook For $439,000

WORCESTER, MA – An eight-person jury in U.S. District Court on Monday cleared Uxbridge police Sgt. David Bergeron of all claims filed against him by former Uxbridge Police Sgt. Tara A. McCrohan in a discrimination case. But the jury found the police union, a co-defendant, responsible on her claims of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional […]

First Thursday, April 2015

This month’s podcast features an overview of the anti-public safety collective bargaining legislation making its way in various state houses across the country and an important new genetic information discrimination case involving a firefighter. Cases discussed: Firefighter Wins Age Discrimination, GINA Claims, Lee v. City of Moraine Fire Department, 2015 WL 914440 (S.D. Ohio 2015) […]