All Things Body Cameras

Will discusses body cameras with Mike Rains and Rocky Lucia of the law firm Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC. They look at the history of body camera use in California, body cameras and criminal prosecutions of police officers, privacy matters, and what issues regarding body cameras are typically negotiated between a department […]

Payson Council Grapples With Police, Fire Retirement Crisis

Many thought the .88 percent sales tax increase painful, but get ready: Payson still faces a $19 million deficit owed to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) for police officers and firefighters. The town’s already paying 50 or 60 percent of each officer’s salary into the retirement system, but must find a way to […]

Louisville Police And Fire Unions Hope Public Safety Gets A Chunk Of City’s Extra $4M

Louisville’s police and fire unions are watching closely as the city decides how to dole out its extra $4 million. The unexpected pot of money, from the fiscal year that ended in June, is a one-time surplus — but both unions still hope their members get a chunk of the money through allocations to Louisville Metro Police and Louisville Fire. […]

Illinois Passes Police, Fire Pension Consolidation Bill

The Illinois Senate passed legislation that will consolidate 650 police and firefighter pensions, sending the bill to Governor JB Pritzker, who has said he will sign it into law.   The bill, which the senate passed 42-12, amends the Cook County Article of the Illinois Pension Code to allow for the pensions to pool their […]