Pay Raise Credited For Big Spikes In APD Recruitment, Retention

One year ago, no one would have predicted that for the first time in years, Atlanta police would announce dramatic increases in applicants, new hires and re-hires. Turns out, throwing money at a problem can sometimes produce the desired result. Since Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ announcement last October that Atlanta Police Department officers would receive […]

Fighting Fires And Cancer: Valley Firefighters’ Stories Of Diagnosis, Denial

PHOENIX — KTAR News 92.3 FM interviewed four firefighters working in the cities of Glendale, Goodyear and Casa Grande. They have all been diagnosed with various types of cancer they say they contracted while on the job. In the first part of this investigative piece, we tell their stories — from their diagnoses to their subsequent denials […]

Richmond Police Chief ‘Out Of The Office’ Following Union’s Vote Of No Confidence

RICHMOND — Just one day after a vote of no confidence from the city’s police union, Richmond’s interim city manager announced Friday that police Chief Allwyn Brown was “out of the office” and that an assistant chief was taking over in his stead. Assistant Chief Bisa French — the city’s youngest captain and its first African-American woman to […]