NYC Correction Officers Union Sues City Over Search Policy

New York, NY – Canine sniff searches of employees for contraband at New York City jails are unconstitutional, the correction officers union said in a new lawsuit against the city filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. A new order issued by the city Department of Corrections in June authorized the use of dogs to search both employees and visitors, and requires employees to submit to a pat frisk…

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Small Town Reaches $250,000 Settlement With Former Officer Who Sued For Wrongful Termination

BEACHWOOD, OH – The city of Beachwood has reached a settlement with a former police officer who had sued the city for wrongful termination. City Council held a special meeting on Wednesday in which it agreed to pay $192,000 in settlement of the case, which involved former Beachwood police officer Roger Martin. The city’s insurance firm, Trident Insurance, will pay an additional $65,000, making the final sum of the…

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Fired Officer Wins Back Pay Of $195,507 From Buffalo Police Department

BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Police Officer Jorge I. Melendez got caught overseeing a major marijuana-growing operation four years ago. Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda and other department officials were so offended by Melendez’s behavior that he was immediately fired in May 2012. Now it is going to cost the city nearly $200,000 in back pay to Melendez because the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association succeeded in winning a grievance arguing that…

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