Cleveland Fire Department’s Air Compressors Are Broken

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland fire department has no working air compressors to fill oxygen tanks on the backs of firefighters. All of the department’s air compressors have broken over the last year, forcing firefighters to drive the department’s air truck to Valley View every day to get enough air to fill the tanks, Tim […]

Phoenix Budget Battle: Body Cameras Or More Police?

Phoenix’s proposed budget includes $11.4 million to equip every patrol officer in the Police Department with a body-worn camera to track interactions with the public, from routine traffic stops to homicide investigations. But would that money be better spent hiring more officers or giving officers better pay and benefits? Or should the city try to […]

Pittsburgh Police Chief Apologizes To Officers For Lack Of Marathon Plans

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Tuesday said he has full confidence in his police chief despite department gaffes that triggered grousing among the ranks. Police Chief Cameron McLay in an email sent to officers blamed himself for forcing them to work overtime on short notice during Sunday’s Pittsburgh Marathon, calling it a product of poor […]

First Thursday, May 2016

This month’s topics: Supreme Court Reinstates Officer’s Free Speech Lawsuit, Heffernan v. City of Paterson, New Jersey, 2016 WL 1627953 (U.S. 2016) Court Upholds Constitutionality Of California Factfinding Law, County of Riverside v. PERB, 2016 WL 1238737 (Cal. App. 2016); San Diego Housing Commission v. PERB, 2016 WL 1242539 (Cal. App. 2016) Step Increases After […]