Ohio Governor’s Police Advisory Board Drafts New Use-Of-Force Guidelines

Members of a state panel believe there are only two justifications for police officers to use deadly force: to defend themselves or to defend others from serious injury or death. An officer must fire his gun only to take down a suspect when he or she has “reasonable belief deadly force is necessary to protect […]

Court Upholds Ban On Phoenix Police Union Work

The state court of appeals on Tuesday upheld a judge’s ruling permanently blocking Phoenix from paying police officers for doing union work, a decision that could bar county and city governments from writing similar provisions into their union contracts. The Court of Appeals ruling agreed with a Maricopa County Superior Court judge’s finding that the […]

FOP Conference In Pittsburgh Dissects Increasing Use Of Social Media By Police Officers

PITTSBURGH, PA – As they faced off again Monday night in Ferguson, Mo., police joined protesters on social media to tweet about what was happening and to warn against violence. Some livestreamed developments on Periscope. Officers in Pittsburgh for the National Fraternal Order of Police Conference say departments across the country are trying to embrace […]

Providence, Firefighters Agree To Mediate Platoon Dispute

PROVIDENCE, RI — The city and the firefighters union have agreed to seek mediation in an effort to resolve their dispute over the city’s imposition of a new platoon system in the fire department, spokesmen for both sides and the mediator said Monday. The mediator is Mark A. Pfeiffer, a retired Superior Court judge and […]

Interview With Steve Bukaty On Brady And Giglio

Will interviews Kansas attorney Steve Bukaty an important case dealing with Brady and Giglio in the town of Hutchinson and a Brady/Giglio policy in the Wichita Police Department. Download podcast Subscribe to this podcast via RSS or iTunes Subscribe to this podcast by email The post Interview With Steve Bukaty On Brady And Giglio appeared […]