Fresno Chief Says He’s Adopted Some Police Reform Recommendations. Here They Are

Fresno police have implemented nine new policies recommended by the Commission on Police Reform, including some related to use-of-force, according to an update Friday from Chief Paco Balderrama. The commission recommenced 73 changes to how the Fresno Police Department operates, including deadly use of force, response to nonviolent calls for service, hiring and recruitment, contracting with school […]

Vermont State Troopers Resign Amid Probe Into Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards

Three Vermont state troopers have resigned amid an investigation into allegations relating to fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. The former troopers — Shawn Sommers, Raymond Witkowski and David Pfindel — are suspected of having “varying roles” in a scheme to create fake vaccination cards that may violate federal law, the Vermont State Police said in a press release Tuesday. The […]

Judge Allows Conspiracy Lawsuit To Proceed Against Minneapolis Union President

In an extraordinary ruling, a federal trial court judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Robert Kroll, the presi­dent of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis. The heart of the allegations against Kroll seem to be that he was too effective in his dealing with Minneapolis civic leaders. The lawsuit was filed by a […]

Pat Fioretto Interview

Pat Fioretto

Will interviewed Chicago Pasquale “Pat” Fioretto regarding an important arbitration decision between the City of Chicago and the Chicago FOP Lodge 7. Pat represented the FOP in this case, which dealt with the issues: