Bradenton Police Officer Fired Following Inappropriate Facebook Posts, Mishandling Of Arrest

BRADENTON, FL — The Bradenton Police Chief has fired an officer after an investigation into what she called “insensitive and racially disparaging” material he shared on his Facebook page. A separate investigation found Officer Jerard Vonador’s handling of a domestic violence case also violated BPD policies, Chief Melanie Bevan said in a press release. 8 […]

SAFD Investigating Firefighter After Fiery Facebook Post Blasts Law Enforcement

An explicit, fiery indictment of law enforcement and first responders on social media by a San Antonio firefighter has led to an investigation by the fire department.  While SAFD said in a statement that employee messages on personal social media accounts aren’t reflective of the department as a whole, officials say the firefighter in question […]

Madison City Council Poised To Approve Civilian Oversight For Police

MADISON, WI — An idea that began nearly three years ago with an exhaustive report on the Madison Police Department could come to fruition Tuesday night with the City Council poised to create a half-million-dollar office to oversee the city’s police force. The Office of the Independent Monitor and Civilian Oversight Board would not have the power […]

Firefighters Ask For Exception To Workers Compensation Policy During Pandemic

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association has asked Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to give them more protection in the form of workers’ compensation during the pandemic. The HFFA sent a letter to Caldwell on Thursday, asking him to consider language changes that would make clear that the department presumes that any first responder […]

First Thursday, September 2020

An update on LRIS seminars during COVD-19 The police reform movement Cases: City Stuck With Police Director’s Grievance Resolution, City of Newark, 47 NJPER ¶ 15 (NJ PERC ALJ 2020). Reinstatement Of Corporal Who Used Unnecessary Force Does Not Violate Public Policy, Cuyahoga County v. UAW, Local 70, 2020 WL 4804962 (Ohio App. 2020). Officer’s […]