Two Minneapolis Fire Commanders Reassigned Following Internal Probe

Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel has reassigned two training commanders after an internal investigation into an incident last month in which a rookie firefighter was physically accosted by a superior. Following the probe, Deputy Chief J.R. Klepp will no longer run the department’s training division and has been transferred back to the rank of battalion […]

Fire Promotion Policy Stays Same

Many of the two dozen or so Fort Wayne firefighters present at Tuesday’s City Council meeting left the room unhappy when council members failed to override Mayor Tom Henry’s pocket veto of an ordinance that would change the composition of the city’s Fire Merit Commission.  The changes, which would have given the commission more discretion over promotions, were […]

BART Board OKs Program To Put Unarmed Police ‘Ambassadors’ On Trains

In response to concerns about safety on the BART system, the transit agency’s board voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ambassadorship program in which unarmed officers will ride trains from 2 p.m. to midnight seven days a week, with extra coverage on Saturdays. The six-month pilot program, which will cost $690,000, is scheduled to begin […]

Buffalo Cops Still Waiting On Patrol Cars

Investigative Post reported in August that the Buffalo Police Department was woefully short of working patrol cars. The city’s failure to purchase new cars regularly, deferred maintenance and inadequate staffing at the department’s garage had led to a situation the Police Benevolent Association president John Evans described as “dire.” Among the resulting problems: officers without access to vehicles […]