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Union Criticizes California Chief for Wearing Uniform to Protest

December 15, 2014
Richmond, Calif., Police Chief Chris Magnus, who gained nationwide attention for holding a sign reading "Black lives matter" at a peaceful protest in his city, was criticized by his department's rank-and-file Friday for doing so in uniform.

Police Unions Call for Mandatory Body Armor, Seat Belt Policies

November 21, 2014
During the past three decades, 42% of police killed in auto accidents were not wearing seat belts, according to a NHTSA review. Law enforcement estimates of seat belt compliance hover around 50%, well below the 86% rate of compliance among the general public.

Phoenix Unions Call for No Confidence Vote Against Chief After Former Officer's Suicide

November 17, 2014
Officials from the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association and the Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association say the death of former Officer Craig Tiger was symptomatic of a larger pattern of low morale among rank-and-file officers and a culture of "tyrannical" leadership by Garcia.

Milwaukee Police Union Votes No Confidence in Chief

October 31, 2014
Nearly 100% of Milwaukee police officers who participated in a union vote Thursday signaled they have no confidence in Police Chief Edward Flynn, the police union announced Friday.

Buffalo Officer Fired Over Death Threat

October 20, 2014
Buffalo Police Officer Ann Vanyo, while on duty about two years ago, allegedly threatened to kill a woman she thought was making moves on her boyfriend, who is also a Buffalo police officer.

Florida Police Union Wants Say About Body Camera Policy

October 14, 2014
The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida Police Benevolent Association is asking the Fort Myers police chief for bargaining rights in the implementation of the department's new body camera policy.

LAPD Union Calls for Mediation After Declaring Contract Negotiation Impasse

September 12, 2014
The League hopes that a neutral, third party, appointed by the City Employee Relations Board, will mediate the issues in dispute and/or preside over fact-finding to move the parties to a fair and equitable resolution for LAPD officers who protect and serve the residents of Los Angeles.

NYPD Unions Fighting Back Against Critics

August 11, 2014
The city’s police are under attack, the NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association president said on Sunday. In a radio broadcast, SBA president Ed Mullins said city cops are now targeted by the media and "bottom-feeder politicians."

LAPD Officers Demand Better Pay, Warn They Will Leave

July 31, 2014
Nearly a month after officers rejected a one-year contract offer, officials with the Police Protective League told the Los Angeles Times the LAPD's starting salary has fallen behind pay for officers in at least 13 other Southern California law enforcement agencies. LAPD officers have already begun heading to other departments, union leaders told the council.

LAPD Officers Demand Better Pay, Warn They Will Leave

July 31, 2014

More than 300 Los Angeles Police Department officers and family members packed a City Council meeting Tuesday to demand across-the-board pay increases, warning the department will lose officers if one isn't provided. Read Full Story Here.

Hundreds of LAPD Officers Sue City Over Labor Issues

July 25, 2014
In a dozen lawsuits, hundreds of Los Angeles police officers claim the city violates fair labor standards by making them work through meal breaks and stiffing them for overtime.

LAPD Officers Reject City's Contract Proposal

July 14, 2014
"There is a deep-seated frustration and anger among the officers caused by their low pay, working conditions, a disciplinary system that is viewed as biased and unfair, and their perception that management is unreceptive to their problems," Izen added.

LAPD Union Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement with City

July 3, 2014
Late Tuesday, the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Protective League approved a tentative contract proposal covering more than 9,900 LAPD officers. The next step of the process is for the League to take the tentative agreement to the membership for a ratification vote.

Baltimore Police May Get Raises, Fewer Officers

May 1, 2014
More pay and fewer police positions are being proposed in a new contract between Baltimore and its police union.

Miami Police Union Challenges Gun Ban

March 25, 2014
A day after Miami's police chief banned officers from carrying guns into City Hall, the police union fired back, challenging the rule as a violation of federal law and officers' rights.

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.

NYPD Union Protests Internal Affairs Actions Toward Beaten Sgt.

November 21, 2013
The NYPD sergeants union wants the head of the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau fired because IAB investigators searched the car of an off-duty cop brutally beaten outside a Queens diner on Sunday, the New York Post reports.

Portland Police Agree to TASER Policy Changes

November 7, 2013
The police union waived its right to challenge proposed changes to the Police Bureau's use of force and Taser policies -- although it's unclear what final changes the city agreed to make.

The Detroit Blues

October 10, 2013

A force of 2,419 Detroit Police officers now provides law enforcement services to the shrinking city of just over 706,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2011, the city lost a third of its residents. Since 2003, the agency has lost a third of its officers. 

L.A. Police Union Supports On-Body Cameras

October 4, 2013
Video recordings will enhance cases by documenting crimes, as well as refuting frivolous claims of police misconduct or brutality. The best evidence against made-up tales of police abuse has been the complete, unedited video footage of an incident.
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