LA Fails In Bid To Claw Back Police Officer Headshots

LOS ANGELES (CN) — A Los Angeles County judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by the city of Los Angeles to order a journalist to return photographs of LAPD officers he obtained from the city via a Public Records Act request. The city has claimed that some of the photos it gave journalist Ben Camacho revealed […]

Columbus Police Officers To Receive Double-Time OT Pay For Certain Summer Duties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus police officers who work overtime this summer will be eligible for double-time pay rather than just time-and-a-half, according to an agreement signed off on by the city’s public safety director and the police union. Columbus City Council — for the second year in a row — ratified that memorandum of understanding between […]

Stockton Police Union Warns Public Of Continuing Officer Shortage

There are currently 364 officers on the force, but the department is authorized for 485, according to the department. The Stockton Police Officers Association point out a number of police units are understaffed and in need of more officers. “I don’t think the community needs to be so afraid that they can’t go about their […]

Lawsuit: Police Union Claims PERS Lied About Cost Of Retirement Proposal

The Las Vegas Police Protective Association filed a lawsuit claiming the Nevada Public Employee’s Retirement System gave misleading information to lawmakers that a bill addressing retirement benefits would cost nearly $82 million. The union, which covers the rank and file officers of the Metropolitan Police Department, worked with legislators to develop Assembly Bill 351, which would create […]

New Program Hopes To Get Colorado Firefighters To Enroll In Cancer Registry

Colorado firefighters are being asked to take part in an effort to reduce cancer in their profession. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a cancer registry and wants all firefighters to enroll online. Cancer is the leading cause of occupational deaths among firefighters, according to the International Association of Fire Fighters. At the […]

Hiring Emerges As Top Priority For St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office

DULUTH — When Matt Miranda first applied for a job in the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office in 2014, he and fellow applicants filled a lecture hall at the University of Minnesota Duluth to take the written examination. Miranda had two years of experience as a ranger with the Minneapolis Park Police Department and another […]

Richmond Police Officers Vote To Join Local, Independent Police Union

Richmond Police Department officers made a pivotal step toward being represented by a union Monday, after voting to have the Richmond Coalition of Police enter contract negotiations with the City of Richmond. The city now has five days to raise objections regarding the election. If there are no objections RCOP will then enter negotiations over […]

Police Chief Was Wrongly Fired, Jury Decides

BANGOR, MI – A jury has found a city retaliated when it fired a police chief who reported sexual harassment. Bangor Police Chief Hothman Misane was awarded just over $1.2 million in damages by a jury May 10, after a two-day trial in U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan. The jury found then-Mayor Darren Williams and […]

Officer Charged In Henderson Hit-And-Run Back To Work

A former Henderson police union president returned to work this week despite facing an ongoing hit-and-run court case. On Oct. 13, Gary Hargis is suspected of striking a motorcyclist while driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee near the intersection of Greenway Road and Van Wagenen Street. Police said an SUV registered to Hargis’ wife crossed into […]

San Antonio Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Prop A

Proposition A, the wide-ranging police reform measure also known as the Justice Charter, went down in flames Saturday night, with a wide margin of voters casting a ballot against the measure. Opponents began celebrating just minutes after early vote totals posted. Continue reading at

U.S. Orders Indiana City To Pay $672K In Back Overtime To Firefighters, EMS Providers

GARY, Ind. — The U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday it had ordered the city of Gary to pay $672,000 in overtime back pay owed to 172 firefighters and paramedics, according to a press release. “It’s good the city is paying the firefighters correctly, that when errors are made, it’s taken care of,” Gary Fire Chief Sean O’Donnell said Tuesday. Continue reading at […]

Longtime LA Firefighter Fired For Not Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

A longtime engineer with Los Angeles Fire Department says he got fired for not electing to take the coronavirus vaccine. “I love my job,” said Matt Mammone, now-former LA city firefighter. “I feel like I poured my heart into it. Promoted to rank of engineer. I got to drive the fire engine. Got to do a lot of […]