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Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre

July 14, 2017
An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle. More Here.

Video: Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre

July 14, 2017
An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle.

Video: Dallas Police Union Tells Mayor He's Not Welcome at Memorial Ceremony

May 10, 2017
The Dallas police officers murdered in the deadly 2016 downtown ambush will be honored at next week's Police Memorial Day ceremony, but one of the city's largest police organizations on Tuesday told the mayor he's not welcome.

Dallas Police Union Tells Mayor He's Not Welcome at Memorial Ceremony

May 10, 2017
The Dallas police officers murdered in the deadly 2016 downtown ambush will be honored at next week's Police Memorial Day ceremony, but one of the city's largest police organizations on Tuesday told the mayor he's not welcome. More Here.

Dallas Police Chief: "You Should be Very Concerned" About Shrinking Force

April 25, 2017
Pughes told the City Council's public safety committee that the department is down to a nearly critical level of 3,077 officers. That's the smallest force the city has had in about 10 years. Another 100 would-be officers are training in the police academy.

DC Council Member Proposing Move to Retain Experienced Officers

February 8, 2017
To combat violence in the city, Washington D.C. Council member Vincent Gray is proposing an incentive to keep experienced officers from retiring. This week, the council will consider emergency legislation to fund it.

Orlando Officer's Family Not Entitled to Same Benefits as Fallen Deputy

January 25, 2017
Two families of fallen Florida officers who died during the manhunt for accused killer Markeith Loyd will receive vastly different pension benefits because of a difference between state and city policy.

What Retirement's Really Like

June 30, 2015

Law enforcement officers are used to not just keeping busy but having a purpose; staying mentally and physically active is key, say police retirees.

FLEOA Denounces Bill to Change Federal LEOs' Pensions as Un-American

March 6, 2015
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) released its response denouncing Congressman Westerman's bill that would change a federal law enforcement officer's pension to a "high‐five" year calculation. Currently, the pension is calculated on the average of an employee's highest three salary years.

Dallas Pension System May End Deferred Retirement Program for Police, Firefighters

January 16, 2015
Beginning April 1, police officers and firefighters no longer can enter the Deferred Retirement Option Plan, known as DROP. The plan is meant to keep officers and firefighters with more than 20 years of experience from retiring too young by redirecting their pension earnings to an account that guarantees a high annual interest rate.

Memphis Police Fight Pension Cuts

July 28, 2014
Memphis public safety personnel continue to call in sick, fighting proposed cuts to retirement health benefits.

Misplaced Budget Priorities

January 30, 2014

Before going into recess, the House passed the budget committee's recommendation to increase the amount new government employees have to pay into their pensions beginning this month.

Judge Rules Detroit Can Reduce Retiree Pensions

December 5, 2013
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that pensions of city retirees can legally be cut in Detroit’s bankruptcy — a decision that came as a significant surprise to people observing the case.

Detroit Pension Ruling Could Affect Some Calif. Officers

December 5, 2013
Stockton’s bankruptcy case, for instance, is further along than Detroit’s, and until Tuesday it seemed likely to leave public pensions fully intact.

Detroit Chief: Debt Hinders Force's Effectiveness

October 28, 2013
“Everything’s broken,” Chief James Craig said during the third day of Detroit’s bankruptcy eligibility trial in federal court. “Deplorable conditions. Crime is extremely high, morale low.”

San Jose Officers Reject 3% Raise

October 10, 2013
San Jose's police union rejected a 3 percent raise and demanded the city double it to stem the exodus of personnel from the agency.

San Jose Hopes to Reverse Police Exodus

September 10, 2013
San Jose's elected leaders hope a plan to hire 200 officers over four years will stem the tide of a massive exodus of officers following a 10 percent pay cut two years ago.

Detroit Pension Fight Heads To Court

July 22, 2013
The Ingham County (Mich.) judge who said Detroit's bankruptcy petition violates the state constitution set a hearing for July 29 to consider the state's attempt to tamper with pension benefits for public employees including police officers.

Detroit Declares Bankruptcy, Police Union Sues

July 18, 2013
Detroit filed for bankruptcy today, setting up an historic municipal bankruptcy process in which the city's police union has vowed to fight for retirement and health care benefits for current and retired officers.

Anti-Pension Propaganda from Shadowy Websites

April 11, 2013
Public employee critics in their continuing attempt to place all blame for economic woes on public employees have begun a new line of attack. This time they're employing social media and shadowy websites to bolster their cause.
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