Lawsuit Claims Union County Police ‘Old Boys Club’ Members Get Pass On Misconduct

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Police Department contains an “Old Boys Club” whose white, male members police Chief J. Chris Debbie allows to violate laws, a lawsuit brought by Sgt. Homero Almanzar against the department claims. Almanzar, a retired U.S. Army disabled combat veteran described as Hispanic/Latino, is experiencing “a significant disparity” in […]

Boston Police Union In A Letter Calls For More Police To Be Hired

In a letter to the Boston Police Department and Mayor Michelle Wu, the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) said the BPD can barely cover regular shift work–nevermind police details for construction projects and special events in the area. The union said understaffing could have dire consequences as patrolmen are being forced to work mandatory overtime. […]

Manchester Loses Labor Dispute Over Police Sick Time

MANCHESTER — The state’s Board of Labor Relations has issued a decision siding with the town’s police union over requiring vaccinated officers to use sick time to cover COVID-19 related absences. The Manchester Police Officers Association filed a complaint in December 2021 alleging that the town violated the Municipal Employee Relations Act by eliminating paid […]

First Thursday, August 2022

In this month’s podcast: Religious speech implications of the Supreme Court’s Kennedy decision. Confederate Flag Costs Sergeant Her Job, Cotriss v. City of Roswell, 2022 WL 2345729 (11th Cir. 2022). Garrity Offers No Protection For Dishonesty, Delaware v. MacColl, 2022 WL 2388397 (Del. Super. 2022). No Due Process Right To Promotion From Expired List, Cummings […]