Police Union Pushes For Increased Officers’ Rights, Standard Transfer Protocol

The Austin Police Association countered some of the city’s proposals regarding officers’ rights, discipline, assignment changes and dispute resolution during their latest negotiation session Wednesday.   With just over two months until the current labor contract expires, the bargaining teams continue to hash out conflicting aims: increased transparency and oversight for the city, pay raises and other benefits for […]

Hawaii Police Officers Get A Raise And Bonus Under New Union Contract

HONOLULU (KITV4) — Police officers across the state are getting a pay raise. The new contract was issued by the arbitrator on Tuesday. The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) says this will help with recruitment and retention of officers, which is needed since police departments are dealing with an officer shortage. The […]

Oakland To Pay $1.5M To Fired Police Chief After Verdict

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland City Council approved on Tuesday a $1.5 million payout for a former police chief who won her whistleblower claim against the city after she alleged she was fired for calling out unethical behavior by the civilian commission that oversees the police department. The payout to Anne Kirkpatrick includes roughly […]