Florida Supreme Court Turns Down Miami Firefighter Defamation Case

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up an appeal filed by three Miami firefighters after a lower court shielded the city and Fire Chief Joseph Zahralban from defamation allegations.  The lawsuit stemmed from a 2017 incident in which a Black firefighter’s family photos were defaced and a string shaped like a […]

Oakland Police Union Threatens Litigation Over Ransomware Attack, City Responds

OAKLAND – Oakland officials responded Monday to a threat of litigation from the Oakland Police Officers’ Association over what it said was a lack of response and transparency by the city following a ransomware attack last month. The attack breached the data of at least several dozen police officers and additional disclosures are possible. The data […]

San Jose Police Union Executive Charged With Distributing Opioids

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The executive director of the San Jose Police Officer’s Association was charged with distributing opioids, according to federal officials.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Wednesday charged Joanne Segovia, 64, with ordering thousands of opioid and other pills to her home between October 2015 and January of this year. Continue reading at www.ktvu.com

First Thursday, April 2023

Artificial Intelligence

The first meaningful applications of artificial intelligence in the public safety labor world are happening. What does this bode for the near future? Cases: Arbitrator’s Decision Reinstating Text-Messaging Officer Not Against Public Policy, City of Springfield v. PPBA, Unit 5, 2023 IL App (4th) 220321-U (Ill. App. 2023). No Privacy Protections Against Disclosure Of Officers’ […]