City hires attorney to investigate police chief

ADAMS, WI &#8211 City officials have hired an attorney to investigate officer allegations against the police chief, but they have taken no official action since the police union made its complaints public. On Sept. 13, members of the Adams Professional Police Association sent a letter of no confidence to Adams officials, asking them to remove Chief Todd Hanson from office. On Wednesday, City Administrator Robert Ellisor said officials are…

Read More

Mold Overtakes Police Officers’ Lockers

PHILADELPHIA, PA &#8211 The locker room at a local police station has officers fearing for their health. We’re talking about mold, and lots of it, inside the lockers at Philadephia’s 39th District, Fox 29’s Jeff Cole reports. The 39th Police District building is a hulking stone symbol of a time long past. Built in 1915, its age is showing. “Dirt, mold – you name it, rodents, bugs,” said Philadelphia…

Read More

Indianapolis public safety director target of much attention

INDIANAPOLIS, IN &#8211 Public Safety Director Frank Straub has four academic degrees on the wall of his second-floor office in the City-County Building, a picture of himself with former President Bill Clinton behind his desk and an Indianapolis Colts hat on a shelf. But the most fitting memento probably is a white IFD firefighter’s helmet on a nearby shelf. It serves as a symbolic shield against the verbal detritus…

Read More

New Haven police chief empties offices, but status is unknown

NEW HAVEN, CT &#8211 The police union’s president called on the mayor to establish whether the chief is leaving New Haven for good after clearing out his office and heading to Chicago for an extended break, while a mayoral candidate went further. Those were the latest developments as rumors swirled around town about another pending shake-up at the city’s police department. Chief Frank Limon left Friday for “several weeks”…

Read More

Police Union: Let 65-Year-Old Officer Work

BRISTOL, CT &#8211 After a popular police officer was forced into retirement earlier this month, the union’s regional office is calling on city leaders to reconsider. Jerry Pare was told he was out of a job Oct. 8, the day after he turned 65. City police officers and some city council members say that seems like the wrong move, since Pare has stayed physically and mentally fit and was…

Read More

East St. Louis police chief rescinds resignation

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL &#8211 Ranodore Foggs remains the leader of the East St. Louis Police Department. At a special City Council meeting Thursday night, after a lengthy discussion about the police chief’s status, Foggs said he has changed his mind about resigning. “I am still here. I am still the chief. I don’t plan to go anywhere,” he said. Foggs, when asked by a reporter whether he submitted…

Read More

To regain annual pay raises, West Palm police union set to give up some pension cash

WEST PALM BEACH, FL &#8211 After two years without annual pay raises for its rank-and-file members, the police union has reached a deal with the city that returns them. But police officers, especially those with 13 years or more of service, had to make a sacrifice. And the deal was less a product of a controversial police protest at SunFest last year than it was a change in a…

Read More

Oakland chief resigns as police takeover threatened

OAKLAND, CA &#8211 The city with the state’s highest violent crime rate is again in search of a top cop after Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts announced his resignation Tuesday, saying a burdensome “bureaucracy” left him without enough power to fight crime and build community trust in his department. Batts, a charismatic leader who sought to bring Oakland into step with a trend toward data-driven policing, was hired in…

Read More

Ohio Collective Bargaining Fight Takes New Turn; Recut Television Ad Makes SB5 Opponent Look Like A Supporter

Last week, Marlene Quinn was starring in a television ad explaining how Cincinnati firefighters saved her great-granddaughter, and urging Ohioans to vote against Issue 2 so firefighters could continue to negotiate for proper staffing levels. Yesterday, the 78-year-old Quinn was startled to learn that she also was starring in a new ad by the Republican group Building a Better Ohio, her image and words swiped from the Issue 2…

Read More

In Wake Of Arbitrator’s Decision, City Council Repeals Police Oversight Rules

SPOKANE, WA &#8211 Spokane’s police ombudsman on Monday lost the power to independently investigate misconduct allegations against the city’s law enforcement officers. The Spokane City Council voted 5-2 Monday to repeal police oversight rules it approved unanimously last year, blaming an arbitrator’s decision in July that determined the expanded powers violated the Spokane Police Guild’s labor contract. Monday’s decision to revoke the expanded investigative powers, an issue debated for…

Read More

Powered by WishList Member - Membership Software