Police Unions: New Deschutes Radios Put Lives At Risk

BEND, OR — All seven Deschutes County law enforcement unions have filed a joint complaint with local leaders, and one has filed a state complaint that a new digital radio system installed last July works so poorly it puts their lives — and those of the public they serve — at risk. Put quite simply, […]

Alabama State Troopers Say Numbers Dangerously Low

The Alabama State Trooper Association today called on legislators and Gov. Kay Ivey to address what they say is a critical shortage of troopers on the road. The problem is not new and is mostly the result of budget cuts, officials said. Today’s weather could demonstrate how the shortage affects drivers and passengers, they said, […]

Bellevue City Council Rejects Fire Contract, Frustrating City Administrator

BELLEVUE, NE — A shorthanded Bellevue City Council rejected a five-year contract with Bellevue firefighters last week and ordered City Administrator Joe Mangiamelli back to the negotiating table. Councilmen Paul Cook, Pat Shannon and Jim Moudry gave thumbs-down Jan. 8 to a contract that awards annual pay increases to firefighters and guarantees the promotions of […]

Pittsburgh’s FOP President Accuses City Of Discrimination In Labor Complaint

The president of Pittsburgh’s police union alleges the city violated state law and his rights as a union official by disciplining him over an email he sent to members in May criticizing the federal prosecution and trial of an officer convicted of police brutality. Robert Swartzwelder, president of Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge […]