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Portland Launches 'Having Enough Police Matters' Campaign

October 8, 2015
The "Having Enough Police Matters'' campaign is intended to pressure City Hall to provide more funding to the Portland Police Bureau to hire more rank-and-file officers.

Border Patrol Agent Indicted in Fatal Shooting of Mexican Teen

September 25, 2015
A Border Patrol agent has for the first time been indicted on a murder charge after shooting and killing a Mexican national through the border fence.

Freddie Gray Settlement "Obscene," Police Union Chief Says

September 10, 2015
A $6.4 million settlement for the family of Freddie Gray was formally approved Wednesday by a Baltimore financial board despite complaints from the police union president that the deal was "obscene."

Because of ‘Horror Show,’ New England Police Union Boycott's Obama Labor Day Address

September 7, 2015
The New England Police Benevolent Association chose to boycott President Obama’s Labor Day breakfast address in Boston today to make a statement about violence against police.

More Than 1,100 D.C. Officers Express "No Confidence" in Chief Lanier

August 31, 2015
Of 1,150 officers who cast ballots in the online vote sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police labor union, 1,122 cast a no confidence ballot, according to the organization’s chairman, Delroy Burton.

Putting Officer-Involved Shootings in Los Angeles in Perspective

August 17, 2015
The precise circumstances that lead to each OIS are unique, except that in every instance, the officers involved made split-second, life-and-death decisions based on their perception that their own lives or those of others were in danger.

Attorney General Praises Police Officers

August 11, 2015
Attorney General Loretta Lynch voiced strong support Monday for the country's police officers, praising them as peacemakers and encouraging them to be part of the national conversation about improving relationships with minority communities.

N.Y. State Police Update Fleet After Trooper Complaint

August 4, 2015
The New York State Police plan to remove higher-mileage vehicles in answer to a complaint filed by the agency's troopers that the vehicles continuously break down.

Union Chief Blasts NYPD Settlement of Garner Suit

July 14, 2015
The head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association on Monday night slammed the city’s record-breaking $5.9 million settlement with the family of police chokehold victim Eric Garner as “obscene” and “shameful.”

Police Union Blasts Baltimore PD Brass in Scathing Report on Riot Response

July 9, 2015
Officers described being hit with chunks of concrete, sheltering inside businesses and buying their own protective equipment.

Los Angeles Police Union Opposes Council Proposal to Require Locks on Handguns When Not in Use

June 29, 2015
The proposal would require city residents to either lock up handguns not being used or apply trigger locks to them.

How Can You Trust the Judgment of a Police Commission That Applies the Wrong Legal Standard?

June 15, 2015
The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners’ act of finding one officer in the Ezell Ford shooting case “out of policy” for shooting Ford as he tried to take the officer’s gun is a bizarre, ill-considered decision that demonstrates the Commission’s complete misunderstanding and erroneous application of case law, and will have terrible public safety consequences. When an officer has to choose whether or not to be proactive at the risk of possibly losing his or her career, we can only assume the

Baltimore FOP: Officers More Afraid of Going to Jail Than Getting Shot

May 29, 2015
The president of the Baltimore police union on Thursday said that criminals have become "empowered" following the recent unrest and that, with six officers charged in Freddie Gray's death, city police are more "afraid" of being arrested than shot on duty.

National Police Credit Union for FOP Members Opens

May 14, 2015
A marketing division of CPFCU, NPCU is the only national full-service credit union created solely to serve the financial needs of all Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) members and their families across the country in order to help them realize their life’s goals.

L.A. Police Union Responds to Beck's Comments on Officer-Involved Shooting

May 7, 2015
In response to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's statement regarding the officer-involved shooting in Venice Beach late last night, the president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League released the following statement.

Union Approves LAPD's Body Camera Policy

April 28, 2015
Often video footage is extremely beneficial for providing a reliable account of events and helping officers to get criminals off the streets. However, it is critical for our officers and the public to remember—and as the policy clearly states—these body camera videos provide a limited perspective and are not to be relied upon as the sole piece of evidence.

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Aimed at Shielding Police Names

March 31, 2015
Arizona's governor on Monday vetoed legislation that would have kept secret for 60 days the identities of police officers involved in deadly shootings, a move that was both welcomed and heavily criticized by separate state police union leaders.

Police Union Reaches Contract Agreement with City of Los Angeles

March 17, 2015
The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) announced today that rank-and-file officers have approved the proposed contract with the City of Los Angeles. More than 2,700 LAPD officers voted over four days in favor of the successor agreement.

L.A. Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement With Police Union

March 6, 2015
After months of failed negotiations, Los Angeles city officials on Friday struck a tentative agreement with the union representing the city’s police officers, sources close to the deal said.

NYPD Union Leaders, de Blasio Quietly Work to Mend Rift

February 19, 2015
“We had an arranged marriage where the husband and the wife did not speak the same language,” Roy T. Richter, the president of the Captains Endowment Association, said of Mr. de Blasio’s relationship with officers at the time of his election. “It’s been a year filled with tragedies and disasters and horrible things, but I think that there is a dialogue now.”
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