Gary Police Union Pitches Salary Hike To ‘Boost Morale,’ Remain Competitive

GARY — The police union’s president has made a Hail Mary request for salary boosts — the department’s first increase in three years — with a looming state-mandated Nov. 1 deadline to pass a city budget. Gary Fraternal Order of Police Union President Gregory Wolf, a sergeant, made the request at the Gary Common Council on […]

Tough Fire Season Takes Toll On Firefighters’ Mental Health

Josh Baker just got home from a 50-day deployment to three California wildfires. Although his job wasn’t dangerous — he worked on a support team, making calls to track down equipment such as port-a-potties and bulldozers — the hours were long, the stakes were high and the work was exhausting. He’s still feeling tense. “I’m […]

Jessamine Co. Deputy Suspended Over Social Media Post

JESSAMINE COUNTY, KY — A Jessamine County deputy was suspended Wednesday without pay after he appeared in a homophobic video posted on TikTok October 27, 2020, according to authorities. Officials at the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office said, Deputy Joshua Fite, who is in uniform in the video, faces disciplinary action as a result of the video, […]

Justice Dept. Settles Firefighters’ Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Press release from the U.S. Department of Justice: Oct. 27, 2020 The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the City of Houston resolving allegations that personnel at Houston Fire Department (HFD) Station 54 discriminated and retaliated against former firefighter Jane Draycott in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights […]

Fired Cop Aaron Brown: I Might Be Prejudiced, But Not Racist

MANCHESTER, NH — Despite admitting to making derogatory comments about African Americans, fired Manchester police officer Aaron Brown insisted to internal affairs investigators he is not a racist, according to almost 600 pages of personnel documents released by the city. Brown called Black men “parking tickets,” saying he heard others in law enforcement use the […]

NYPD Officer Suspended For Saying ‘Trump 2020’ Over Patrol Vehicle Speaker

A New York City police officer is suspended without pay after videos shared over social media Saturday night appeared to show him using his patrol vehicle’s speaker to say “Trump 2020.” The department’s official NYPD News Twitter account shared one video posted of the incident and said that the Brooklyn South Investigation Unit was investigating […]