First Responders In Florida Aren’t Covered For Ptsd. That May Change After Parkland.

A Florida bill to assist first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has found new life in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. At least three first responders to the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, which killed 49 people, have publicly disclosed that they have a PTSD diagnosis, and advocates […]

Are The Days Of Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies Patrolling Large Cities Numbered?

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — For decades, the sight of Riverside County sheriff’s deputies patrolling cities they serve as the local police force has been as familiar as palm trees and distant mountaintops. But two county supervisors have raised the prospect of large cities like Moreno Valley going their own way for law enforcement instead of […]

Portland Police Union Criticizes President Trump’s Suggestion to Arm Teachers

PORTLAND, OR — One of the most powerful law-and-order forces in Portland politics has broken rank with President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of the shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school that killed 17 people. The Portland police union has publicly rebuked the president’s suggestion to arm teachers in […]

Complaints Of Racial Bias May Oust Buffalo’s Police, Fire Psychologist

BUFFALO, NY — The psychologist who conducts psychological exams for men and women who want to become Buffalo police officers and firefighters may be on his way out, after complaints of racial bias and inappropriate questions probing applicants’ sexual histories. And the entire system for how candidates are hired for the departments will be evaluated […]