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Miami Police Union Holding Vote on Chief Acevedo

FOP President Sgt. Tommy Reyes said, “People demoted for no reason, a captain was rolled back to lieutenant for no reason at all and discipline has been handed it out like he was giving out Halloween candy.”

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Stress, Anti-Police Sentiment Causing MN Chiefs to Retire Early

In interviews, some former Minnesota chiefs cited fatigue and anti-police sentiment as part of their rationale for leaving.

Miami Chief Acevedo Under Fire from City Council

City commissioners have called a meeting for September 27 to question Chief Art Acevedo about his performance and potentially debate his future status on the job.

Providence Chief Wants Non-Sworn Major to Have Civilian Title

The statement comes days after Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that he picked his director of Parks and Recreation, Michael Stephens, to serve as the police department's community relations and diversion services major.

St. Louis Chief Announces He Will Retire in February

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden announced Wednesday he will be retiring in late February and city leaders plan to conduct a national search for his replacement.

Minneapolis Chief Calls Disbanding His Department "Unbearable"

The new public safety department could likely still include police officers — though the city would no longer be required to keep a minimum number based on the city's population — and would be under the combined control of the Council and the mayor.

GA Chief Found Dead of Apparent Heart Attack

Chief Kenneth Kirkland, 51, was found late Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m. He was reported missing Wednesday evening when he did not show up at a church where he was scheduled to speak.

Veteran Detroit Officer Named City's New Chief

"Two things can be true at the same time: You can hold officers accountable, and you can support policing," Chief James White said. "I want you to know I'm going to support these officers, but I'll continue to require that there's a drive toward excellent policing."

New Sarasota Chief Retires Over Health Issues

"Because of recent unexpected health issues and after much consideration and reflection, I have submitted my retirement.  I have been honored and humbled to serve as the Chief of Police for the past seven months," said Chief Rieser in a statement.

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Former CA Chief Who Held Position 49 Days, Settles Lawsuit for $4.9 Million

The Baldwin Park City Council hired David Salcedo, a former Inglewood, CA, police officer, on a 3-2 vote in January 2017, then turned around and dismissed him without cause in another 3-2 vote that March.

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