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Dallas City Council Approves Pay Hike for Police, Firefighters

September 18, 2018
The starting pay for police officers and fire-rescue workers will now be $60,000, according to the Dallas Morning News.

NBPA Sends Letter of Support to Nike CEO for Kaepernick Advertisement

September 6, 2018
The National Black Police Association released an open letter they sent to Mark Parker, Nike's CEO, saying that NBPA "believes that Mr. Kaepernick's stance is in direct alignment with what law enforcement stands for—the protection of a people, their human rights, their dignity, their safety, and their rights as American citizens."

Arizona Police Association Blasts ACLU Over Remarks about "Reckless" Police Shootings

August 30, 2018
The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association posted a lengthy statement on its website in response to statements made by Alessandra Soler, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.

Union Claims Broward Sheriff Owes Employees $12 Million

August 29, 2018
According to the news release, a recent arbitration hearing affirmed that BSO has been underpaying its employees for hours worked.

Canadian Police Association Urges Officers to Seek Help after 3 Officers Die by Suicide

August 24, 2018
The president of the Ontario Provincial Police Association is urging members to seek help to deal with trauma they experience on the job after learning that three officers in the force took their lives over a three-week time period.

NYPD Widows Join Union in Pressing to Keep Cop Killers in Jail

August 9, 2018
Dozens of widows of NYPD officers slain in the line of duty joined the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association in demanding that a loophole that lets cop killers back on the streets be fixed.

Maine Police in Labor Dispute Shed Duty Uniforms in Favor of T-Shirts

August 7, 2018
Lewiston, ME, police union representatives say that officers are "ditching their uniforms to show 'dissatisfaction' over contract negotiations with the city." Officers debuted the dark green shirts last week saying that there will be no interruption in police services, but "they are hoping to make a strong statement," according to the report.

Maine Police in Labor Dispute Shed Duty Uniforms in Favor of T-Shirts

August 7, 2018
Lewiston, ME, police union representatives say that officers are ditching their uniforms to show 'dissatisfaction' over contract negotiations with the city. Officers debuted the dark green shirts last week saying that there will be no interruption in police services, but "they are hoping to make a strong statement," according to a report. More here. 

Union Criticizes "One Day in Jail" for Alleged Drunk Driver Who Killed Officer

July 24, 2018
DPA President Mike Mata wrote in a statement, "It is reprehensible that Adrrian Breedlove, the man arrested and charged with the intoxication murder of a Dallas police officer was given a $76,000 bail, allowing him to spend less than one day in jail."

Police Union President: Portland a "Cesspool" Amid "Failed" Homeless Policies

July 17, 2018
The president of the Portland Police Association posted a lengthy statement on Facebook on Monday in which he slammed the city's mayor for his response to the homelessness crisis, saying Oregon's largest city has "become a cesspool."

FOP: "Activist, One-Sided" Media Unfairly Reporting on Chicago OIS

July 17, 2018
Chicago FOP President Kevin Graham said in a blog post that “activist, one-sided” news media is “ramping up every angle they could muster to paint” the police shooting of Harith Augustus as “unjustified.”

New York Chief Responds to Union Leader's Now-Deleted Facebook Post

July 10, 2018
Acting Albany Police Chief Robert Sears responded on Monday to a now-deleted Facebook post — penned by Union Vice President Greg McGee — that was highly critical of Chief Sears and Mayor Kathy Sheehan.

Toronto Officer Under Investigation Following Scathing Letter to Mayor

July 10, 2018
Sergeant Mark Hayward’s letter blasted Mayor Tory for the cancellation of the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) program.

POA President: Detroit Losing Police Officers

July 5, 2018
Detroit Police Officers Association President Mark Diaz says that the department is losing officers faster than it can hire new ones.

Washington Police Union Says Officers Are Quitting Over City Politics

June 29, 2018
The Seattle Police Guild called the departures a “mass exodus” that would affect public safety.

Supreme Court Bans Mandatory Fees for Public Employee Unions

June 27, 2018
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police officers, teachers, and other public employees cannot be forced to pay dues or fees to support their unions.

NYPD Officers Can Sue to Keep Disciplinary Records Secret

June 20, 2018
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association lawsuit maintains that releasing the files violates Section 50-a of the 1976 state civil rights law—which bars releasing disciplinary files.

Chicago FOP Protests Suspension of Officer Over Justified Shooting

May 24, 2018
Protesters are upset over the status of Officer Robert Rialmo, who was suspended and faces unpaid status over the shooting of Quintonio Legrier and Bettie Jones. Rialmo's case is now before the Police Board.

Video: Chicago FOP Protests Suspension of Officer Over Justified Shooting

May 24, 2018
Protesters are upset over the status of Officer Robert Rialmo, who was suspended and faces unpaid status over the shooting of Quintonio Legrier and Bettie Jones. Rialmo's case is now before the Police Board.

California DA Says Cop Killers Shouldn't Get Death Penalty Because Officers Know Risks

April 30, 2018
The comments by attorney Lawrence Strauss — one of three candidates in the June DA election — were promptly slammed by local police union presidents, one of whom said Strauss’ name shouldn’t be on the ballot.
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