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Baltimore PD Facing Uphill Slog in Recruiting as Violent Crime Continues

Sergeant Michael Mancuso—president of the police union—said Baltimore isn't offering competitive enough packages to attract officers, and isn't doing enough to train the number of recruit classes it would take to have recruitment outpace attrition.

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Nebraska Correctional Officer Accused of Embezzling $173,000 from Police Union

A correctional officer stands accused of taking more than $170,000 from the coffers of the Douglas County Corrections Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8 over a three year period.

Video: Houston Police Union President Issues Stern Statement Following Shooting

Houston Police Officers' Union President Joe Gamaldi appeared before cameras on Monday after a gunfight that left four of his officers with gunshot wounds and another with a knee injury.

Autopsy: Eric Garner Did Not Die of Strangulation in Chokehold

The New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association issued a press release stating that the autopsy report on the death of Eric Garner "demonstrates conclusively that Mr. Garner did not die of strangulation of the neck from a chokehold which would have caused a crushed larynx (windpipe) and a fractured hyoid bone."

Police Union Slams New Jersey Radio Jock for Calling Move Over Law "Silly"

A radio personality in New Jersey is not a fan of that state's 'Move Over Law' that protects first responders at roadside incidents from being struck by passing vehicles—and the union that represents rank-and-file State Police troopers is on the offensive in defense of the law.

Baltimore FOP Send Letter to Producer Over Officers' Portrayal in Saturday Night Live Sketch

“As you are most likely aware, the Baltimore Police department is currently a very beleaguered agency in the throes of massive amounts of criticism and disrespect,” Lt. Gene Ryan, the president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, wrote in a letter to SNL’s Lorne Michaels on Wednesday.

Missouri Councilman Apologizes for Statements Perceived as Anti-Police

A City Councilman in Columbia, MO, has apologized for comments he made about police that drew criticism from that city's police union.

Dallas City Council Approves Pay Hike for Police, Firefighters

The starting pay for police officers and fire-rescue workers will now be $60,000, according to the Dallas Morning News.

NBPA Sends Letter of Support to Nike CEO for Kaepernick Advertisement

The National Black Police Association released an open letter they sent to Mark Parker, Nike's CEO, saying that NBPA "believes that Mr. Kaepernick's stance is in direct alignment with what law enforcement stands for—the protection of a people, their human rights, their dignity, their safety, and their rights as American citizens."

Arizona Police Association Blasts ACLU Over Remarks about "Reckless" Police Shootings

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association posted a lengthy statement on its website in response to statements made by Alessandra Soler, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.