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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."

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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.

Union Claims Broward Sheriff Owes Employees $12 Million

According to the news release, a recent arbitration hearing affirmed that BSO has been underpaying its employees for hours worked.

Canadian Police Association Urges Officers to Seek Help after 3 Officers Die by Suicide

The president of the Ontario Provincial Police Association is urging members to seek help to deal with trauma they experience on the job after learning that three officers in the force took their lives over a three-week time period.

NYPD Widows Join Union in Pressing to Keep Cop Killers in Jail

Dozens of widows of NYPD officers slain in the line of duty joined the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association in demanding that a loophole that lets cop killers back on the streets be fixed.