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LAPD May Be Experiencing "Blue Flu"

In certain anti-gang units, everyone or nearly everyone called in sick at once, sources told the Times.

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Atlanta Foundation Tries to Boost Police Morale Prevent Officer Exits with $500 Bonuses

“I have to assume many of those officers who walked out won’t be coming back” said Atlanta Police Union representative Ken Allen.

NYPD Officers May be Planning July 4 Strike, NY Post Reports

The paper says a pair of flyers making the rounds among NYPD officers are encouraging them to call out sick July 4. “NYPD cops will strike on July 4th to let the city have their independence without cops,” the message, which is being passed among cops via text, according to Post sources.

Hot-Lanta is a Hot Mess

Police Union spokesman Champion says Mayor Bottoms is part of the morale problem. "They're just fed up. I mean, their mayor has come out and said everything that they used to do with use of force is not valid—'Don't do it'—so I don't know how we defend ourselves when people want to fight us," he said.

Memphis Police Fight Pension Cuts

Memphis public safety personnel continue to call in sick, fighting proposed cuts to retirement health benefits.

Number of Memphis PD Officers Out Sick Falls to 499

The number of Memphis police officers out on sick leave continues to decline. The number fell to 499 Thursday afternoon, down from a high of 557 on Tuesday.

550 Memphis Police Officers Call in Sick

Tuesday morning nearly 25 percent of the 2,218 officers employed by the Memphis Police Department were reportedly at home, participating in a work stoppage known as the Blue Flu.

430 Memphis Officers Have Called in Sick This Month

Since June 30, 430 Memphis police officers have called in sick, a number that has grown by more than 100 since Sunday.

Video: "Blue Flu" Allegedly Hits Memphis Police

Memphis (Tenn.) Police are reporting that 181 officers have called in sick over the past week, allegedly in response to sweeping benefits cuts.

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"Blue Flu" Allegedly Hits Memphis Police

Memphis (Tenn.) Police are reporting that 181 officers have called in sick over the past week. Rumors point to sweeping cuts in healthcare coverage.