BILL WOULD CREATE FIREFIGHTER DATABASE AIMED AT REDUCING CANCER RATES

WASHINGTON, DC — A bill that would create a voluntary database of firefighters across the country who contract cancer is awaiting House action after the Senate approved it last week without even a floor vote. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, co-sponsored the Senate bill along with Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The House version’s co-sponsors include […]

BALTIMORE POLICE COMMISSIONER DE SOUSA RESIGNS AMID FEDERAL TAX CHARGES

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned Tuesday amid a growing federal investigation into his personal finances and other private and professional affairs, prompting Mayor Catherine E. Pugh to announce a national search for his replacement just days after she expressed continued confidence in him. De Sousa’s departure — after 30 years in the department […]

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS OWED MORE THAN $500,000 FOR WORK OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICERS PERFORMED

NEW ORLEANS —The city of New Orleans is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after off-duty police officers worked paid details and the clients didn’t pay up, public records show. “It is absolutely time to pay up,” said New Orleans Chief Administrative Officer Gilbert Montano. The city’s delinquent list, for lack of payment, includes more […]