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New Arizona Law Provides Officers with PTSD Treatment

April 25, 2018
HB 2502 was drafted in response to the suicide of Phoenix Officer Craig Tiger and titled the “The Officer Craig Tiger Act.” In 2012 Tiger shot and killed a subject who was assaulting him and his partner as well as other citizens in a north Phoenix park with a club. He attempted suicide exactly one year to the date of the shooting. He later committed suicide in 2014. It is believed his death was the result of undiagnosed and untreated PTSD.

Broward County Deputies Hold "No Confidence" Vote on Sheriff Israel

April 23, 2018
Bell said Israel has refused to take responsibility for the disastrous performance at the school, where several deputies stayed outside or took cover behind cars, unsure of where the gunfire was coming from. “The sheriff still blames one person,” Bell said, referring to former school resource officer Scot Peterson. “As an agency we’ve not taken any responsibility for this.”

NY Parole Board That Released Cop Killer Broke Law, Police Union Charges

April 2, 2018
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association is trying to use this alleged misstep to demand a new hearing for Bell, who is expected to be released from prison this month.

San Francisco PD Fires Rookie Officer Over Fatal Shooting

March 13, 2018
“Chris was fired for doing what he was trained to do by the SFPD Academy, and for what happened on his fourth day on the job under extremely stressful and difficult circumstances,” union chief Marty Halloran wrote in a statement. “This was a needless action as any taken by someone wearing the uniform of our chief.”

Video: Deputies' Union Demands Broward Sheriff Release Parkland School Shooting Records

March 8, 2018
"It's the deputies that are out on the street taking the beating," said Deputy Jeff Bell, who serves as the president of the IUPA union, which represents the rank and file at BSO. "It's the individual deputy that is getting the comments of being called a coward and, 'Oh, you're working for the Coward County Sheriff's Office.' Those are confirmed reports."

Deputies' Union Demands Broward Sheriff Release Parkland School Shooting Records

March 8, 2018
"It's the deputies that are out on the street taking the beating," said Deputy Jeff Bell, who serves as the president of the IUPA union, which represents the rank and filed at BSO. "It's the individual deputy that is getting the comments of being called a coward and, 'Oh, you're working for the Coward County Sheriff's Office.' Those are confirmed reports." More Here.

San Francisco Police Chief and Mayor Clash Over Ballot Initiative on TASERs

March 2, 2018
The mayor has long been a reliable ally of the powerful San Francisco Police Officers Association, the union that sponsored the ballot initiative.

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.
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