Leaders In Delco Call For Termination Of FOP Leader Who Allegedly Made Threats On Social Media

MEDIA, PA — The Delaware County Black Caucus (DCBC), as well as community leaders and elected officials, want a Fraternal Order of Police leader fired following alleged threats posted on social media earlier this month.  “FOPs across America, you have to change,” state Sen. Anthony Williams said outside the courthouse in Media. Williams was there to demand Sgt. Robert […]

Why A Local Labor Council Is Threatening To Expel The Seattle Police Guild

Do police unions belong in the labor movement? It’s a question on the lips of many unionists amid a nationwide uprising for racial justice and against police violence—and Seattle is the test case. Delegates to the Martin Luther King County Labor Council, which includes Seattle and its suburbs, will decide June 17 whether to kick […]

Spokane NAACP Condemns Proposed Police Guild Contract, Calling It ‘Tone Deaf’

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane chapter of the NAACP released a statement Friday asking the Spokane City Council to reject the proposed contract with the Spokane Police Guild. President Kurtis Robinson called the proposal “tone deaf,” adding that reducing police oversight fails to respect the City Charter. The Spokane NAACP’s statement reads as follows: “Thousands […]

Santa Ana Police Union Votes To Defer Pay Raises

SANTA ANA, CA — Faced with growing public criticism against planned pay raises, the Santa Ana Police Officers Association has agreed to defer their salary increases. Santa Ana’s officers were slated to receive a pay raise starting July 1. Instead, they will defer it for six months, union president Gerry Serrano announced on the POA’s […]

Appellate Court Upholds Pay Raises For City Police

JAMESTOWN, NY — Jamestown police officers will receive about $840,000 in contested pay raises from 2016 and 2017. The city argued that it didn’t have an ability to pay for the raises given its inability to increase property taxes and receiving $1 million in additional state aid to balance the city’s books. The union argued […]

Police Union Head Resigns Over Post On Accused Officers

VIERA, FL — The president of a Fraternal Order of Police chapter along Florida’s Space Coast has resigned after being told he would be fired following an internal investigation over a social media post that encouraged officers linked to departments accused of using excessive force during recent protests to apply for jobs in Florida. Brevard […]

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Package Of Sweeping Police Reform Bills

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed what he called the “most aggressive” police reform legislative package in the nation in a move that makes officers more accountable and criminalizes chokeholds and other controversial restraints. The bills — vehemently opposed by a coalition of law enforcement unions — ffollows weeks of protests nationwide. Legislative […]

Defunding the Police Is the Only Police Reform Americans Don’t Lik

American public opinion is undergoing a transformative change in the wake of the George Floyd protests. Three-quarters of the country supports the demonstrations. An equal percentage believe Floyd’s death is a sign of broader problems in how police treat black Americans. A new poll by HuffPost finds broad support for a wide array of police reform measures. The only policy HuffPost found clear […]

This Week In Social Media Discipline

Be sure to check out our podcast Ten Rules For Police Officer Social Media Posts. South Dakota Law Enforcement Workers Disciplined For Social Media Posts SIOUX FALLS, SD — A pair of people who work in South Dakota law enforcement have been punished for social media posts they made about the death of George Floyd […]