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Video: Ohio Cop Suspended for Dunking Head In Urine

November 16, 2012
A Mentor (Ohio) Police Department officer brought "a negative light" to his department when a YouTube video showed him dunking his head in a bucket of urine at a football tailgate party, his chief said.

Ex-L.A. Mayor To Debate Police Union on 401(k) Plan

November 15, 2012
Multimillionaire businessman and former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan agreed Wednesday to three debates with the police union on his pension revamp initiative that would create a 401(k)-style retirement plan for newly hired officers.
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Police Cover-up Found in Bartender Beating

November 14, 2012
A federal jury awarded Karolina Obrycka $850,000 and found that a widespread code of silence had emboldened off-duty Chicago police Officer Anthony Abbate to beat her in a notorious attack captured by security cameras.

Ill. Chief Fired for Mishandling Officer's Sexual Assault Case

November 14, 2012
Authorities at Northern Illinois University (NIU) placed the college's police chief on paid leave and banned him indefinitely from the department on Saturday due to allegations of misconduct.

N.H. Chief: 'We're Doing Less With Less'

November 13, 2012
Police Chief Jamie Sullivan said he is no longer advocating to hire any new staff in his 2013 proposed operating budget, but a discussion regarding the department's needs for more "boots on the street" will have to take place in the future.

Former L.A. Mayor Launches Petition To Give Cops 401K Plans

October 31, 2012
Richard Riordan, Los Angeles' millionaire former mayor, plunged deeper into the fray over public pensions Friday, announcing he is finalizing language for a ballot initiative that would move newly hired workers into 401(k)-style plans and freeze retirement benefits for existing workers.

L.A. Councilman: 10,000 Cops Is 'Magic Illusion'

October 31, 2012
Councilman Paul Koretz told the Los Angeles Times a number somewhat lower than the "magic illusion of 10,000 officers" might make more fiscal sense and would still prioritize public safety.

Okla. Recruit Dies After Training Accident

October 16, 2012
An Oklahoma City Police recruit who was critically injured during arrest and control training died as a result of that injury, the agency has announced.

Vallejo Hires Officers, Seeks New Police Pension Plan

October 10, 2012
Vallejo leaders unanimously agreed Tuesday night to accelerate a plan approved in June to hire five new police officers. The Vallejo City Council's vote comes before city labor negotiators have hammered out a city-forged plan to reduce new police hires' pension packages.

Minn. Agency Swears In First Somali-Born Recruit

October 4, 2012
As Garaad Sahal becomes the St. Paul Police Department's first Somali officer, he hopes to bridge the gap between his community and police.
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