Rochester Police Accountability Board Stripped Of Disciplinary Powers, Court Rules

ROCHESTER, NY — The newly formed Rochester Police Accountability Board was stripped of its disciplinary powers through a decision issued in state Supreme Court on Thursday. City voters overwhelmingly approved the PAB during the last election. It was established as an independent office of city government to investigate allegations of misconduct by sworn officers up to and including […]

Joliet City Employees Face Temporary Salary Cuts

JOLIET, IL — Because of serious financial problems caused by the new coronavirus, top Joliet officials are hoping to enact a temporary salary reduction that will impact all full-time employees within the next few weeks. Interim City Manager Steve Jones told Joliet Patch’s editor on Wednesday afternoon that the pay cuts would not be permanent. […]

San Diego Plans To Cut Some Fire, Police Programs To Close Revenue Gap Created By Pandemic

SAN DIEGO, CA — San Diego is considering significant cuts to city public safety efforts, including limiting hours for police helicopters, cutting crime investigators and canceling firefighter training for water and cliff rescues.Other proposed cuts are eliminating a “fast response” firefighting squad in University City, delaying the roll out of roving fire engines that would […]