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Baltimore Officers May Now be Personally Liable for Some Lawsuit Damages

February 7, 2018
The Baltimore police union said that forcing officers to pay up personally was a change in policy by the city. But City Solicitor Andre Davis said Wednesday the policy has not changed and officers have potentially been on the hook for decades in such cases.

Baltimore Police Union Calls for Better Training for Recruits

February 6, 2018
The president of the local police union in Baltimore on Monday thanked a police academy legal instructor for voicing concerns about the preparedness of new recruits who received guns and badges over the weekend, saying the "training deficiencies that he exposed are real and should, by no means, be allowed to continue."

Video: CA Police Union Slams Vehicle Shooting Policy After Officer Run Over

February 5, 2018
The police officers union said the attack shows how the department's policy prohibiting officers from firing at moving vehicles puts its "officers' lives in danger."

Police Union Slams Detroit for Not Covering Cost of Slain Officers' Funerals

January 30, 2018
It was despicable," said Mark Diaz, president of the Detroit Police Officers Association, about the moment he says he found out that the City of Detroit does not pay for the funerals. "It was a shot to the stomach."

NYPD Union Sues Mayor Over Release of Body Camera Footage

January 9, 2018
"The basis of this suit is simple: we're suing to prevent the Mayor and the NYPD from arbitrarily and illegally releasing body camera footage,” Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said of the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.

8 Cleveland Police Cadets Hurt During Training at Ohio Patrol Academy

January 8, 2018
Six of the cadets were injured during a training exercise in which recruits fight off a training officer who attacks them.

L.A. Airport Police Union President Responds to L.A. Times Editorial

December 27, 2017
LAAPOA President Marshall McClain penned a letter to the editor responding to a recent Los Angeles Times editorial that "erroneously blamed police unions for the state's inability to deal with 'problem' officers."

Killer of NY Trooper to be Set Free After Union Loses Appeal

December 18, 2017
John Ruzas, the man convicted of killing New York State Trooper Emerson Dillon in 1974, was scheduled to be released from prison today after the New York State Troopers' union lost its appeal in state Supreme court.

Chicago Police Union Official Says Lawyers Using City Council as "Blank Check" Over Wrongful Convictions

December 12, 2017
Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Martin Preib spoke during the public comment portion of the City Council Finance Committee meeting, where aldermen approved the money for the four men who each spent some 15 years in prison for a 1994 rape and murder before DNA linked the crime to a convicted killer.

NYPD Transit Officers Ordered to Patrol Alone on Subways Despite Officer Safety Concerns

November 9, 2017
The NYPD has ordered more transit officers to go solo when patrolling the subways — a move transit workers and police union bosses slammed over safety concerns.

Police Unions Join with NFL Team to Push for Better Police-Community Relations, Gun Control Measures

October 26, 2017
That agenda includes a commitment from the 49ers to bankroll the production of a series of public-service announcements to be broadcast nationally to promote better relationships between law enforcement and communities. The team has pledged $500,000 to launch the outreach campaign, and both the 49ers and the police unions plan to lobby for support from other NFL teams and police unions.

Video: Denver Police Union Issues 'No Confidence' Vote Against Chief

October 26, 2017
An overwhelming majority of Denver police officers say they have no confidence in the ability of Chief Robert White to lead their department.

Denver Police Union Issues 'No Confidence' Vote Against Chief

October 26, 2017
An overwhelming majority of Denver police officers say they have no confidence in the ability of Chief Robert White to lead their department. More Here.

NYPD Union Wants Professor Fired Over “Dead Cops” Tweet

September 15, 2017
Professor Michael Isaacson, a self-proclaimed member of the Antifa movement who works in the economics department at the CUNY Manhattan college, tweeted from the account @VulgarEconomics: “Some of ya’ll might think it sucks being an anti-fascist teaching at John Jay College but I think it’s a privilege to teach future dead cops” on Aug. 23.

Cleveland Police Union Will Not Hold Flag in Browns Game Because of Protests

September 5, 2017
Cleveland's police union has said its officers will not hold the American flag during the anthem prior to Browns games in response to team members kneeling during the national anthem.

LA Police Unions Decry Use of "Thin Blue Line" Symbols by Hate Groups

August 31, 2017
Los Angeles-area police unions are calling out attempts to hijack the phrase and symbol “thin blue line” for hate and intolerance.

Houston Police Union Asks Public to Bring Harvey Responders Socks, Underwear

August 29, 2017
The Houston Police Officers’ Union has put out a call on Facebook, requesting that the public help officers working the Hurricane Harvey response.

Trump to Restore Program Sending Surplus Military Weapons, Equipment to Police

August 28, 2017
President Donald Trump plans to resume the transfer of surplus weapons, vehicles and other equipment from the nation's military to its state and local law enforcement agencies, reviving a program that was sharply curtailed by President Barack Obama two years ago.

Philadelphia Police Union Wins $8 Million Settlement in Smartphone Overtime Dispute

August 17, 2017
Philadelphia's police union just won a first of its kind case in an overtime dispute with the city. At issue was if officers being required to check their phones or email was considered being "on call."

Union President Says Denver Deputies Have Lost Faith in Sheriff Over Excess Overtime

August 9, 2017
The union president representing Denver sheriff’s deputies says that work conditions at the jail are the worst he’s seen in his 23 years on the job there—and that overtime pay for deputies is only adding to the problems. He adds that deputies have lost faith in the sheriff.
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