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Video: St. Louis Police Department Facing Staffing Crisis, Union Says

May 19, 2017
Police union officials say St. Louis is facing a police staffing crisis. Currently, there are 1,196 sworn officers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. But Jeff Roorda, business manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, believes that number is actually closer to 1,000 or 1,100 when considering military, maternity or sick leave.

St. Louis Police Department Facing Staffing Crisis, Union Says

May 19, 2017
Police union officials say St. Louis is facing a police staffing crisis. Currently, there are 1,196 sworn officers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. But Jeff Roorda, business manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, believes that number is actually closer to 1,000 or 1,100 when considering military, maternity or sick leave.

Los Angeles Voters Pass Disciplinary Flexibility Measure for Police

May 17, 2017
Los Angeles police officers facing disciplinary hearings will have a choice of appearing before an all-civilian review board or a panel that includes two command-level officers, thanks to voters’ approval of a ballot measure condemned by critics as a weakening of the LAPD’s disciplinary system.

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.

Cleveland Says Officers Should Not Have to Wear Body Cameras While Moonlighting

May 9, 2017
The city of Cleveland doesn't think it's necessary to require police officers to wear body cameras while working off-duty security details, and has asked a federal judge to sign off on a new policy that says as much.

Critic of Police Reform in Chicago Elected Union President

April 12, 2017
A challenger beat the incumbent president of Chicago's largest police union Wednesday in a contentious election that could sway the future of the police department.

Baltimore at 'Tipping Point' Because Too Few Officers on Streets, Union Says

January 5, 2017
The Baltimore Police Department routinely deploys too few patrol officers to be effective and has reached a "tipping point of being unable to protect the city and its citizens" as a result, according to the union that represents the department's rank-and-file officers.

Video: CA Police Union Slammed for Ad Criticizing New Policy on Shooting at Vehicles

December 2, 2016
San Francisco’s police union has intensified its attack on a proposal to restrict officers from shooting at moving vehicles — a top priority for reform advocates — by releasing an advertisement dramatizing what could happen if a raging motorist gunned his pickup into a crowd of street activists.

CA Police Union Slammed for Ad Criticizing New Policy on Shooting at Vehicles

December 2, 2016
San Francisco’s police union has intensified its attack on a proposal to restrict officers from shooting at moving vehicles — a top priority for reform advocates — by releasing an advertisement dramatizing what could happen if a raging motorist gunned his pickup into a crowd of street activists. More Here.

Video: Protesters Block Streets After Portland, OR, Council Approves Police Contract

October 13, 2016
The scene devolved into a lengthy standoff, with dozens of protesters blocking traffic and light-rail trains until an estimated 75 officers in riot gear intervened.

Protesters Block Streets After Portland, OR, Council Approves Police Contract

October 13, 2016
The scene devolved into a lengthy standoff, with dozens of protesters blocking traffic and light-rail trains until an estimated 75 officers in riot gear intervened. More Here.

Boston Police Union, Commissioner Spar Over Body Camera Use

September 6, 2016
Boston's police commissioner squared off in court Tuesday with the leader of the city's largest police union over a plan to have 100 officers wear body cameras, as lawyers for each side accused the other of having "unclean hands."

Chicago Police Union Asks Officers Not to Work Overtime During Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2016
"In order to show unity and to protest the continued disrespect of Chicago Police Officers and the killings of Law Enforcement Officers across our Country, we are requesting FOP Members to refrain from volunteering to work ... for the entire Labor Day Weekend," the memo said.

Sheriff Clarke Named NYPD Union's Man of the Year

August 29, 2016
The largest union representing New York City police officers has awarded its Man of the Year honor to an outspoken conservative sheriff from Wisconsin.

San Jose Facing Emergency Shortage of Police

August 23, 2016
Police Chief Eddie Garcia, POA leaders and city officials met for about an hour Monday to discuss the situation. That's seen by many as an indication the city could make the emergency declaration as early as next week.

Cincinnati FOP Wants Extra Pay for Officers who Wear Body Cameras

August 22, 2016
A lawyer for Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #69, Stephen Lazarus, sent the city a "cease and desist" letter, saying until pay for wearing the equipment has been decided, officers shouldn't wear them. He asked that the city cease the program by Wednesday at the latest, pending the bargaining process.

“Black Labs Matter” Ad in San Francisco Police Union's Newspaper Draws Fire

August 8, 2016
The San Francisco POA’s August 2016 Journal’s “End Point” ad shows a picture of a black lab wearing a sign that says "black labs matter" next to a picture of a yellow lab wearing a sign that says "all labs matter." More Here.

“Black Labs Matter” Ad in San Francisco Police Union's Newspaper Draws Fire

August 8, 2016
The San Francisco POA’s August 2016 Journal’s “End Point” ad shows a picture of a black lab wearing a sign that says "black labs matter" next to a picture of a yellow lab wearing a sign that says "all labs matter."

Clinton Snubbed FOP Invite to Talk About Policing and Endorsement

August 8, 2016
"It sends a powerful message. To be honest with you, I was disappointed and shocked," said Chuck Canterbury, the president of the National Fraternal Order of Police. "You would think with law enforcement issues so much in the news that even if she had disagreements with our positions, that she would’ve been willing to say that."
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