Kentucky Has Few Rules, Little Oversight For Volunteer Deputes

LOUISVILLE, KY – When Chris Mattingly was pulled over in Louisville last year, he immediately tried to show officers he was one of their own: a special deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department. While still in his car, Mattingly produced a special deputy badge and even called Sheriff Dave Greenwell to verify his status. […]

DC To Pay Firefighters $45 Million In Overtime

WASHINGTON, DC – With a stroke of the pen on Saturday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has ended the District’s 14-year labor dispute with its firefighters union, agreeing to terms that will pay firefighters between $45 million and $49 million in back pay for unpaid overtime. “I believe firmly, as a manager of over 30,000 people, […]

Police Union: Let’s ‘Take Back Our City’

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Police union officials say it’s time to “take back our city” and show support for Albuquerque police officers by flying blue and white ribbons. “Put them on your homes. Put them on light poles. Put them everywhere,” vice president Shaun Willoughby of the Albuquerque Police Officers Association said during a news conference […]

Officer Who Posted Threatening Tweets No Longer On Force

SAN JOSE, CA – A Northern California officer suspended for posting inflammatory comments on social media that were critical of vocal and sometime-violent police abuse demonstrations is no longer on the force. A San Jose Police Sgt. Enrique Garcia confirmed Thursday that Phillip White no longer works for the department but declined to say if […]