Phoenix Police Officers Fired In Video, Social Media Cases

PHOENIX — Two Phoenix police officers involved in separate incidents that drew national outrage, including one who pointed a gun and yelled profanities at a black family, will be fired, the chief of police said Tuesday. “I expect more. You deserve more,” Chief Jeri Williams said at a news conference. “Unlike other professions, we don’t […]

Pension Crisis Forces Firehouse Closure, 9 Firefighter Layoffs In East St. Louis

Nine firefighters have been asked to hand in their gear and their fire station will temporarily close as East St. Louis, Illinois, faces a $5.5 million budget deficit and interception of nearly $4 million in state funding for debts owed to its police and fire pensions. City Manager Brooke Smith notified the firefighters of the layoffs Oct. […]