Kansas City Council Approves Firefighter Wage Deal

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Council on Thursday voted in favor of a new wage deal through April 30, 2020, with the local firefighters union. The council majority said the deal was a good compromise to resolve a months-long impasse with Local 42 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents about […]

Franklin County, Ohio Sheriff Investigating Complaints Of Excessive Force At Training Academy

Several instructors at the Franklin County sheriff’s training academy are under investigation for allegedly beating up recruits, including at least one who came away with black eyes and a swollen face. “There were some allegations made about excessive roughness during training scenarios and we’re looking into the allegations,” Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said Tuesday. […]

Albuquerque Fire Station Victim Of Repeated Auto Burglaries

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – An Albuquerque fire station has become easy pickings for thieves but that might change soon. Thieves burglarized then tried to steal a firefighter’s truck at this station. That station has had such a problem with vehicle burglaries that the firefighter’s union has decided to buy surveillance cameras to catch the thieves in […]

Officer’s Flyers Mocking His Sergeant Were Protected Speech, Court Says

ELIZABETH, NJ – An state appeals court has thrown out the conviction of a Union County corrections officer who was found guilty of harassment for making copies of his sergeant’s wedding photographs and adding vulgar comments for others to see. William Burkert, a former corrections officer who is now retired, used the pictures to make […]