County Commissioners Select Interim Sheriff, But Judge Refuses To Swear Him In

NOWATA COUNTY, OK — Nowata County commissioners appointed Erich Richter as interim sheriff on Monday to lead an agency in disarray, but a judge wouldn’t swear in Richter because he doesn’t live in the county. Richter was stricken from the special election ballot for Tulsa County sheriff in December 2015 for switching political parties — […]

Dallas Law Enforcement In Crisis, And Failing Pension, Low Pay To Blame, Former Chiefs Warn

Former Dallas police chiefs warn in a letter that the police department is in crisis because of the failing police and fire pension system. The letter, released Wednesday, calls out city leaders for “pointing fingers” instead of focusing on “consequences of ill-conceived proposed solutions.” The pension is expected to reach insolvency within the next decade. […]

Atlantic City Firefighter Cuts Can Go Forward, Appellate Judges Rule

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The state can cut city firefighters’ pay and benefits while a legal case against a state takeover of the city advances, an appellate panel ruled Thursday. In a written order, Appellate Division Judge Carmen Messano said a trial judge correctly ruled state-imposed cuts in compensation are not “irreparable harm” because money […]