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Pa. Mayor Cuts Police Pay To Minimum Wage

July 10, 2012
The police and fire unions in Scranton, Pa., promised a federal lawsuit challenging the mayor's decision to pay them the federal minimum wage as a budget-balancing tactic.

CHP Agrees To Furloughs

June 11, 2012
The California Highway Patrol officers union and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration have reached a furlough agreement to cut pay 5 percent for a year.

Conn. Trooper Union's 'No-Confidence' Vote Moves Forward

May 24, 2012
The union representing road troopers with the Connecticut State Police will conduct a "no-confidence" vote of the agency's leaders among its members. There has never been such a vote in the agency's 109-year history.

Las Vegas Police Union Threatens Lawsuit Over Body Cameras

May 14, 2012
The union representing Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers has threatened to sue to stop the agency from requiring officers to use on-body video cameras.

Calif. AG: LAPD Impound Policy Is Legal

May 4, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department's new impound policy that allows unlicensed drivers to retrieve their vehicles in less than 30 days is legal, California's attorney general said Thursday.

Dallas Police Halt Routine Dash-Cam Reviews

April 24, 2012
The Dallas Police Department has shelved routine dash-cam reviews that mostly caught officers speeding, a move applauded by at least one police union.

Calif. Police Union Sues City Over Pensions

March 20, 2012
Attorneys for the San Jose Police Officers' Association on Monday elaborated on two lawsuits they filed against the city of San Jose, including one that seeks to force the city back to the bargaining table and another that alleges the city violated the union's contract by trying to change retirement benefits through an election rather than arbitration.

California's Prison Realignment Plan Off To a Terrible Start

January 10, 2012
State leaders might have seen an ideal budget fix in their new law allowing felons with prison terms of six years or less to be housed in local jails and then supervised by local law enforcement agencies, but the past few days have already given us two examples of just how terribly bad this idea will turn out.

Goldwater Institute Sues Phoenix Over Police Union Work

December 8, 2011
The Goldwater Institute is suing Phoenix and its biggest police union on behalf of two residents in an attempt to bar some Phoenix police officers from collecting a city salary for time spent doing work for the union, according to records filed Wednesday at Maricopa County Superior Court.

Ariz. Highway Patrol Leader Removed After No-Confidence Vote

November 3, 2011
The leader of the Arizona Highway Patrol has been demoted, following a survey of the rank-and-file that returned widespread disapproval of Lt. Col. Jack Hegarty.

Oakland Police 'Confused' by Mayor's Stance on Occupy Protest

November 2, 2011
Oakland's police union has asked Mayor Jean Quan for more clarity about how officers should handle today's Occupy protest, after the mayor voiced support for the protesters and gave other city workers the day off to participate in the event.

Miami Chief Says Speeding Officer 'Will Pay'

November 1, 2011
In an interview with Local 10 on Monday, Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa said, "He was endangering everybody around him, and he, like my predecessor used to say, he did a knuckle-headed move, and he will pay for it."

16 NYPD Cops Charged In Ticket-Fixing Probe

October 28, 2011
Sixteen New York City police officers were charged today in nearly two dozen indictments with roughly 1,600 criminal counts, including hundreds of instances in which 10 of the officers allegedly fixed traffic tickets.

Police Agencies Cite Concerns About Giving Officer DNA Samples

October 18, 2011
Police agencies in various parts of the country say they have grave concerns about requiring their officers to provide DNA samples for a national database as a way of ruling out cops who may be suspected in crimes.

Pensions: Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution

October 17, 2011

Public employees typically have access to a defined benefit pension, which may not include Social Security, or a defined contribution savings plan. Learn the difference between the two.

Pensions: Winning Hearts and Minds

October 17, 2011

Some citizens are quick to blame police officers themselves for pension funding issues, not understanding the underlying causes. This is why the prospect of citizens who are uninformed or misinformed voting on pension issues is worrisome.

How Safe Is Your Pension?

October 17, 2011

You can't turn on the television these days without hearing about the economic crisis that's affecting not only the U.S., but the entire world. So it stands to reason that many retirement funds are suffering as a result. Some public sector pension plans are relatively unaffected, while others were too fragile to weather the financial storm.

ACLU Questions Oakland's Body Camera Policy In Fatal Shooting

October 3, 2011
The officer's Vievu on-body camera, which is about the size of a pager, captured the Sept. 25 shooting in East Oakland. The officer fatally shot the suspect, who had a gun and drugs, after a foot pursuit and struggle.

San Diego Government Pension Initiative Faces Petition Hurdle

September 19, 2011
There has likely never been a more aggressive and contested petition drive in San Diego history than the one under way to put an initiative before voters that would end guaranteed pensions for most new city hires and give them 401(k)s instead.

Passing the 9/11 Health-Care Bill

September 9, 2011

Extending health-care screenings and treatment for the 9/11 first responders initially stalled because federal lawmakers who represented areas outside of New York believed it was a New York issue.

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