New Bill Would Require NY Cops To Have Personal Insurance For Liability Suits

State lawmakers are churning out more proposed laws to hold cops accountable for misconduct. A bill introduced by state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx) would require police officers to obtain personal liability insurance to cover civil lawsuits filed against them for excessive force and other abuses as a way to deter misconduct. Under current law, cops […]

Milwaukee Firefighters Face Discipline In Figurine Incident

MILWAUKEE, WI — A dozen Milwaukee firefighters will be disciplined and the city Fire Department will conduct anti-harassment training following an investigation into a brown figurine found hanging in a fire station. The department’s investigation found that a white male firefighter found the figurine shaped like a fetus on the street and brought it into […]

Arizona Firefighters Contracting Coronavirus At An ‘Alarming Rate,’ Association Says

PHOENIX, AZ — An Arizona firefighter’s association is pleading with the community to limit 911 calls to just emergencies after seeing crews contract COVID-19 at an “alarming rate.” United Phoenix Firefighters wrote on a Facebook post on Thursday that, “Valley fire departments are seeing a profound spike in our call volumes for COVID related calls.” […]

3 Aurora Police Officers Fired Over Elijah McClain Photo Scandal, 1 Resigned

AURORA, CO — The Aurora Police Department has fired two of the three officers who posed for photos at the Elijah McClain memorial. The other officer resigned. One photo shows the officers reenacting the chokehold used on McClain, who later died. “To even think about doing such a thing, it’s beyond comprehension, and it’s reprehensible. […]

City Council To Discuss Removing Police From Civil Service System

MEMPHIS, TN — Memphis City Council members will talk Tuesday, July 7, about removing commissioned police officers from the city’s civil service system. The specific proposal on the council committee list released Thursday afternoon is a referendum ordinance for the Nov. 3 ballot. The exact written proposal was not available Thursday. But council member JB […]