Syracuse Drops Effort To Gain Final Say In Police, Firefighter Discipline

Syracuse, NY — The city of Syracuse has abruptly halted years of legal efforts that tried to gain more power over police and firefighter discipline.

Days before the state’s highest court was scheduled to hear arguments, the city and its public safety unions agreed to withdraw legal cases regarding the role of outside arbitration in the discipline process.

Instead, the city and its police union have agreed to changes in how arbitration works, while a state law passed in 2022 essentially settled the legal dispute with the firefighter union.

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