Maui Police Dept. To Pay $24000 To Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

The County of Maui will pay $24,000 and provide other relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed against the Maui County Police Department by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced Tuesday. The EEOC filed suit against the county in 2013, charging that the police department failed to hire Lars […]

Correction Officers Protest Conditions At Elmira Prison

Assaults on correction officers are up dramatically in recent years at the Elmira Correctional Facility, according to the union that represents officers at the prison. State corrections officials have been unsympathetic to the plight of officers who are in jeopardy on a daily basis, according to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent […]

Chicago Fire Department Strips Paramedics Of PPE

CHICAGO — The Chicago Fire Department is collecting PPE from all paramedics, a move some say is putting the responders’ lives in danger. Chicago Sun Times reported that SCBA were removed from 75 Chicago ambulances two years ago. In addition, 70 paramedics graduating from the fire academy weren’t issued fire helmets, boots and PPE. “Local […]

Lafayette Civil Service Board Member Resigns In Flap Over Police Chief Qualifications

A member of the Lafayette Fire and Police Civil Service Board has resigned in the political fallout over the board’s decision last month to not relax a requirement that Lafayette’s next police chief have a four-year degree. University of Louisiana at Lafayette sociology professor Craig Forsyth, who has served on the board for six years, […]

Sick Leave Abuse Or Low Staffing: What’s At The Root Of FD’s Overtime Costs

WATERTOWN, NY — City Council members say they are tired of firefighters calling in sick to work and driving up the cost of overtime expenses. Wondering whether some firefighters misuse sick time, council members expressed their concerns to the fire department brass during a work session on Monday night about the proposed $42 million budget. […]