Police Officer Fired After Snapchat Controversy In Detroit

DETROIT, MI — A Detroit police officer who officials say posted racially insensitive comments on Snapchat about a woman whose vehicle was being impounded has been fired, according to the city’s police chief. Chief James Craig said Wednesday that 24 allegations were brought against Officer Gary Steele, 11 of which were sustained. “Former police officer […]

Pa. Supreme Court Rejects FOP Appeal On Police Pay

An effort by Pittsburgh’s police union to overturn a five-year-old arbitration decision that limited officer raises failed Tuesday when the state Supreme Court ruled in the city’s favor. Union officials indicated that their efforts to address the issue are not over. “The city is happy with the Supreme Court’s decision, which affirms what we’ve been […]

Fire Union Questions Polk County Fire Rescue Chief’s OT Pay For Paramedic School

BARTOW, FL — The county is expected to pay a fire battalion chief tens of thousands of dollars in overtime to attend paramedic school. Battalion Chief Bobby Bohn, a 23-year veteran in the department, started classes at South Florida State College in Avon Park in January. Since then, he’s accumulated $5,028 for the 115 hours […]

Utah Senators Approve One-Year, $5M-Plus Boost To Police And Firefighter Retirement

After a lengthy debate on how Utah’s police and firefighters are underpaid and who’s to blame, the Utah Senate voted 27-2 to infuse $5.3 million into the retirement systems for first responders. The vote on SB129 came after the bill was substituted to provide a single year of assistance to cities — rather than an ongoing annual […]