Montgomery County Passes ‘Landmark’ Police Advisory Bill

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a bill establishing a police advisory commission — part of an ongoing effort to address high-profile accusations of officer misconduct over the past two years. The bill’s sponsor, Council Member Hans Riemer, acknowledged the task was difficult. The council spent nearly an hour on Tuesday amending a bill limited […]

Ohio Cities Fight Firefighters Over Cancer Benefits

Dave Rowell’s shirt says it all: “Euclid Fire: Nobody Fights Alone.” When I meet Rowell, a captain in the Euclid Fire Department, we pull beat-up chairs across from each other in the duty office of Station 1, a functional-looking brick building on a strip of East 222nd Street. Outside the office, the bay doors are open. […]