Cadet’s Death Raises Concerns About Rigorous Firefighter Training

HOUSTON, TX – The flags are half staff at fire stations throughout Houston Friday. It is a reminder of the shocking death of Cadet Steven Whitfield in the middle of training Thursday. However, could his death been prevented? The Houston Professional Firefighters Union says it’s simply too early to tell. “He’s probably one of the […]

Police Union Says ‘Enough Is Enough’ With Rampant Violence

ROCHESTER, NY – Police were still on the scene more than 16 hours after an officer-involved shooting along Immel Street in the city. “These officers were in that specific area because of potential violence and actively seeking an individual who had threatened someone with a gun the week before there was another tragedy,” said Chief […]

Chicago Board Halts Naming Police Chief Candidates

CHICAGO, IL – The board in charge of choosing candidates to become Chicago’s next police chief said on Friday it will not suggest any new names until it sees whether the city council changes the selection rules. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday ignored the board’s three finalists, the result of a national search, and […]

GM Recalls 6,300 Police Cars Over Steering Problem

DETROIT, MI – General Motors is recalling nearly 6,300 police cars in the US because the electric power-assisted steering can fail. The recall covers Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit vehicles from the 2014 to 2016 model years. GM says corrosion on a connector causes the problem. If it happens, the cars still have manual steering, but […]