Indiana Female Police Officer Reinstated After ‘White Male Privilege’ Remark

PLAINFIELD, IN — The Plainfield Board of Police Commissioners in Indiana on Thursday reinstated a female police captain who was placed on paid administrative leave after telling a fellow captain he benefited from “white male privilege” during a training seminar in early November. The male captain became heated and yelled during the exchange. But a […]

New Hampshire First To Opt-Out Of Firstnet

New Hampshire has become the first state to indicate it will opt-out of the FirstNet wireless broadband public-safety network built by AT&T. Instead, the state plans to work with Rivada Networks on an alternative network. Rivada, which is a consortium of companies including Harris Corp, Intel, Fujitsu, Ericsson and Nokia, said in April after losing […]

San Diego Boosts Police Pay Up To 30 Percent Amid Staffing Crisis

SAN DIEGO, CA — San Diego boosted pay between 25 percent and 30 percent for the city’s police officers on Tuesday to help solve a crisis of departing officers that has lengthened response times, limited proactive policing and ballooned overtime budgets. The City Council unanimously approved the pay hikes, which also aim to attract recruits […]

California Rejects Appeal By Employer Of Fallen Firefighter

A judge has rejected an attempt to reverse penalties imposed against a company whose contract firefighter died during the Northern California wildfires in October. Garrett Paiz, 38, died when the tanker he was operating while working for Tehama Transport rolled over in Napa County during the Nuns Fire. Tehama Transport was fined by California workplace […]

Dallas Police Back-Pay Cases Still Alive 20 Years, $62M Later

DALLAS, TX — Dallas has agreed to settle four of six back-pay lawsuits filed in the 1990s by police officers and firefighters. But liability in the two remaining cases, which are class actions, could dwarf the $62 million the city set aside to settle the first four. The class actions have about 8,600 participants, and […]