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NY Police Union, Brass Face Off Over Tactical Weapon Use

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says tactical rifles should not be distributed widely across patrol ranks, citing security and oversight concerns. But James McDermott, president of the Nassau PBA, argues that street cops—armed with department-issued .40-caliber handguns—are at a distinct disadvantage against a gunman wielding a semiautomatic rifle.

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A Tale of Two Trends: Police Supporters… and Unsupported Police

Several news items in the past couple of weeks clearly demonstrate two trends we've known for years to exist—that police supporters do exist, and where police are not supported, policing suffers.

Baltimore Officer Wounded During Officer-Involved Shooting

An officer with the Baltimore Police Department was shot and wounded during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect police had been searching for since he opened fire on an officer at a traffic stop on Monday night.

Baltimore Mayor Calls FOP's Tweets a "Distraction"

The Baltimore City FOP has taken to social media to criticize Mayor Jack Young's approach to fighting crime, and especially the mayor's response to a recent attempted murder of one of its officers.

New York Police Union Votes "No Confidence" in O'Neill, de Blasio

Members of the New York City Police Benevolent Association voted "no confidence" in Commissioner James O'Neill and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday.

NYPD Officer in Garner Case Suspended After Judge Recommends He Be Terminated

NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the officer at the center of the Eric Garner case, has been suspended after a judge recommended he be terminated from the police force.

San Diego Police Union Working to Offer Low-Cost Daycare Benefit

The average annual cost of infant care in California, according to the Economic Policy Institute, is more than $16,900.

Chicago Mayor Caught on Mic Calling FOP Leader "Clown"

At Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Lightfoot was overheard on the dais saying, “Back again. This is this FOP clown," as local FOP Vice President Patrick Murray approached the microphone available for the public to speak.

Vegas Officer Fired Over Mass Shooting Response, Union Cries Foul

Grammas says Las Vegas Metropolitan Police assert Hendrex waited too long on the 31st floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, one floor below, where the shooter was firing rounds onto thousands of festival attendees.

Arizona Police Unions Pass Votes of No Confidence Against Mesa Chief

The Mesa Police Association and the Mesa Fraternal Order of Police announced on Wednesday that the organizations have passed votes of no confidence against Chief Ramon Batista.