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Massachusetts State Police May Fire 22 Troopers in Overtime Scandal

Massachusetts State Police Colonel Christopher Mason announced on Friday afternoon that as many as 22 troopers may face termination in the wake of the ongoing overtime fraud investigation that has led to at least 10 troopers facing jail time and the total dissolution of an entire Troop.

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Minnesota Department to Implement Officer Wellness Program

“We live in a culture where asking for help is frowned upon,” said Capt. Jeff Stilwell of the Rochester Police Dept. “Years of history, if you’re hurting in some way, rub a little dirt on it and move on. We’re realizing that’s leading to a lot of bad outcomes not only for the officers and their families but also the level of service we’re providing to the community.”

Chicago Mayor Says City 'Can't Afford' Police OT Costs

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city of Chicago "can't afford" police overtime expenses at the current level and called on Superintendent Eddie Johnson to develop a cost-cutting plan.

Jussie Smollett's Lawyers: Police Didn't Need to Investigate so Vigorously

Attorneys for actor Jussie Smollett—who allegedly filed a false report of being the victim of a hate crime in January—oppose a lawsuit against him for recovery of $130,000 spent by the City of Chicago during the extensive investigation into the incident.

Baltimore to Use Fingerprint Scanners to Track Officer Work Hours

The move comes as the department struggles to control ongoing overtime spending of nearly a million dollars a week, and amid the ongoing federal trial of two Gun Trace Task Force officers whose colleagues have admitted to rampant overtime fraud by the unit.

Puerto Rico Police Using Sick-Outs in Campaign to Get Millions in Overtime Pay

The increase in absences recently prompted Puerto Rico Police Chief Michelle Hernandez to recommend that U.S. National Guard soldiers help fill the temporary vacancies.

Video: Protests Take Emotional Toll on St. Louis Police Officers

The wave of protests following the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley is reportedly costing St. Louis about $2,900,000 in police overtime. But St. Louis Police Officers' Association President Ed Clark said there is an emotional toll as well.

Protests Take Emotional Toll on St. Louis Officers

The wave of protests following the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley is reportedly costing St. Louis about $2,900,000 in police overtime. But St. Louis Police Officers' Association President Ed Clark said there is an emotional toll as well. More Here.

Philadelphia Police Union Wins $8 Million Settlement in Smartphone Overtime Dispute

Philadelphia's police union just won a first of its kind case in an overtime dispute with the city. At issue was if officers being required to check their phones or email was considered being "on call."

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Union President Says Denver Deputies Have Lost Faith in Sheriff Over Excess Overtime

The union president representing Denver sheriff’s deputies says that work conditions at the jail are the worst he’s seen in his 23 years on the job there—and that overtime pay for deputies is only adding to the problems. He adds that deputies have lost faith in the sheriff.