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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.

Calif. Gov. Approves Release for 81% of Convicted Killers

September 8, 2011
So far, Gov. Brown has upheld 207 of the parole board's 253 decisions to release convicted killers, as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court's mandate to the state reduce overcrowded prison populations.

L.A. Police Union Launches Public Safety Web site

August 5, 2011
PublicSafetyFirst.com is a community news and information service that features update-to-date crime alerts based on LAPD data analyzed by the Los Angeles Times. It was launched by the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL).

Officer Layoffs: Getting a Pink Slip

August 5, 2011

Law enforcement layoff stories are plentiful in fiscally hard-hit regions like the Rust Belt, but no area of the country is immune. Sworn officers from Sun Belt cities like Tulsa and Phoenix have also grappled with budget cuts. Some cities manage budgets by cutting overtime, contracting out internal affairs investigations, cutting civilian positions, and gutting special units.

LAPD Officers To Pay Increased Health-Care Costs In Labor Deal

July 5, 2011
Los Angeles Police officers will pass up a cost-of-living raise and shoulder increased health-care costs under a new labor deal with the city that was announced today.

Dogfighting Game Renamed, Back on Sale

May 2, 2011
In the letter sent Thursday to Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Paul M. Weber urged Google "to do the right thing and ban this game permanently."

Sickening "Dog Wars" Game Muzzled

April 28, 2011
When the media started calling for the LAPPL's comment on a new Android video game app, we took one look at the content and decided to take the gloves off. The game in question was the sickening "Dog Wars," which lets players raise and train their virtual dogs to fight.

LAPD Loosens Impound Policy, Union Files Grievance

April 8, 2011
The Los Angeles Police Department decided to give drivers a break if they're caught at DUI checkpoints without a license by releasing the vehicle to a family member or friend if they can get to the scene quickly.

Chicago FOP Elects New President

March 5, 2011
Officer Mike Shields replaces outgoing president Mark Donahue on April 5. He is currently a trustee of the police officers' pension fund.

California Officers Accept 13% Pay Cut To Avoid Layoffs

February 22, 2011
Members of the Colton Police Officers Association agreed to the concession as part of a new contract with the city. The pay reduction was approved "by a large margin" of members.

Seattle Chief Calls Cop's Column 'Stupid'

January 28, 2011
Seattle Police Chief John Diaz criticized one of his officers for a column that appeared in the police union's newspaper, saying writing it was "a stupid thing to do."

Reward for Los Angeles School Officer's Shooting Bumped to $100K

January 21, 2011
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman who wounded a school police officer in Woodland Hills has been increased to $100,000 with a contribution from the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL).

LAPD Gang Cops Leave Rather Than Disclose Finances

January 11, 2011
Dozens of Los Angeles Police officers assigned to gang units are leaving their assignments rather than agreeing to new disclosure rules that require them to provide detailed records of their finances.

San Diego Officers Apologize for 'Frivolous' Lawsuits

December 22, 2010
The new attorney for the San Diego Police Officers Association says officers are sorry for two lawsuits against the city he deemed "frivolous." The lawsuits from the union, along with a third, have resulted in the city spending $8.6 million for legal defense.

California City of Bell May Eliminate PD Amid Scandal

December 20, 2010
The Bell Police Officers' Assn. is preparing to dispute the decision, saying it could hurt public safety and likely not bring the desired savings.

California Police Union Offers Concessions to City

December 4, 2010
Members of the CPOA agreed to set up a two-tiered retirement system for new hires, forgo furlough hours the city currently owes officers, give back accrued sick and vacation time for each officer, enact early retirements, and waive the right for officers to receive monetary compensation for extra time accrued.

'Dangerous' N.J. City Could Lose Half of Force

December 3, 2010
To close a $26.5-million budget gap, city officials in Camden, N.J., have announced plans to lay off half of the city's unionized workers, including police officers.

Jersey City Mayor Announces Layoffs of 82 Officers

December 2, 2010
The Jersey City PD would also demote two captains, four lieutenants, and six sergeants, after unsuccessful negotiations between the administration and the Police Officers Benevolent Association.
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