City’s Police Union Says Vehicle Shortage Puts Officers At Risk

Members of the Buffalo Police Department’s Traffic Unit are a familiar sight in downtown Buffalo, directing  traffic during hockey games and other events at Key Bank Center. But because of a police vehicle shortage, they sometimes don’t have cars with flashing light bars on top – or any vehicles at all. That puts officers at risk, […]

Rhode Island Supreme Court Allows City To Cut Pension Benefits To Avoid Bankruptcy

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has upheld a Superior Court decision to allow the City of Cranston to cut cost of living adjustments for city retirees, citing the city’s dire fiscal problems. In 2011, Cranston faced a $256 million unfunded pension liability and the city’s pension system was only 16.9 percent funded as the city faced high […]

Alexandria Police Union Challenges City Over Released Officer Pay Numbers

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – The Alexandria Police Officer’s Local 833 union has challenged the numbers put out by the City of Alexandria regarding police officer pay. The city says they are hoping to reduce police turnover by continuing to offer a two percent base pay increase for current officers who did not receive the increase this […]