State May Oversee Internal Affairs Investigations In One (And Only One) New Jersey City

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee will consider legislation that would create a pilot program creating oversight over the Edison Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit. Sen. Peter J. Barnes III (D-Middlesex), who sits on the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee, proposed the bill three years ago, which is directed specifically at the internal affairs (IA) unit of the Edison Police Department and aimed at holding police officers accountable….

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Lackawanna’s police officer’s suspension cited amid probe of payments to chief

Officer Christopher Stampone appeared at a Lackawanna City Council meeting earlier this year and inquired into sick time and vacation payments to Police Chief James L. Michel Jr. Not long after, he was suspended without pay for 90 days. Michel ordered the suspension because the officer’s public statement violated department regulations. Mayor Geoffrey M. Szymanski said the suspension came as a result of an internal investigation. He declined to…

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Cleveland Firefighter Ordered To Pay $2,500 For Calls On City Phone

CLEVELAND, OH – The FOX 8 I-Team found the new integrity control, or internal affairs unit, has done dozens of investigations since it was created in the Cleveland Fire Department. The city started the unit after a widespread pay scandal in the fire department. So the I-Team made a special request to uncover what the unit has found. We saw 42 cases have been investigated. They include a few…

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Providence Firefighter Investigated For Protest ‘Gesture’

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Providence firefighter is the focus of an internal investigation into a gesture he made during a flag-burning protest in front of the Providence Public Safety Complex, Target 12 has learned. Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare said the video shows the on-duty firefighter raising his fist in apparent approval of the flag-burning which attracted a large crowd. The incident happened last Tuesday night, following a Missouri…

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