Judge Blocks 10 New Orleans Police Promotions For Union Challenge

Previously, test scores determined promotion; now its half test scores, half evaluations A judge temporarily blocked the promotion of 10 New Orleans police officers to the rank of sergeant on Friday, giving a union time to argue that the process gives preference to the politically connected. Civil District Judge Jennifer Medley signed the order halting […]

New York Police Chief Gets $774K Payout After contract Is Terminated

A police chief in New York will receive $774,193 after officials terminated his contract. The Southampton Village Board of Trustees voted 5-0 on July 20 to terminate the contract of Police Chief Thomas Cummings, giving him the payout once he leaves his position on Sept. 10. The amount, paid from the city’s employee benefit reserve fund, was calculated […]