Statewide Connecticut Police Union Set To Merge With Municipal Employees Union

After nearly 50 years, the state’s largest police union will fold into a larger statewide municipal union due to rising expenses, loss of membership and the unwillingness to pay higher membership dues, according to its president, Patrick Gaynor. Gaynor, a police captain in Meriden, confirmed Council 15 Connecticut Council of Police is transitioning to become […]

Over Union’s Objection, Milwaukee’s Police Chief Unanimously Reappointed

MILWAUKEE, WI – In a unanimous decision, the city’s Fire and Police Commission reappointed Milwaukee police Chief Edward Flynn to a third four-year term Thursday. The reappointment process has been criticized for a lack of transparency, which commission chairwoman Sarah Morgan addressed with a prepared statement, saying the commission hears public comment at every meeting […]

Wichita Officer Files Age-Discrimination Lawsuit Over Removal From SWAT Team

WICHITA, KS – A former lead member of the Wichita police SWAT team – a specially trained unit that responds to high-risk situations – has filed an age-discrimination complaint against the city in federal court. The complaint, filed by Richard McCluney on June 19, says that he resigned his position on the SWAT team “under […]

Another Officer Loses His Job To Facebook

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – A veteran Fort Lauderdale police officer’s comments on Facebook about black people have cost him his job. Former Patrol Officer Jeffery Feldewert, 45, wrote “Typical Hoodrat Behavior” in a Facebook post that also included a photograph of a black man being arrested by white police officers. A caption for the photo […]