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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.

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."
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