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Atlanta Police Union Head: Suspects Have No Fear of the Criminal Justice System

Lt. Kevin Knapp made the observation during a briefing he gave city council members on the number of officers who have or are trying to leave the force.

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FOP: More Than 100 Officers Shot So Far in 2022, 17 Fatally

"We are in the midst of a real crisis. The violence directed at law enforcement officers is unlike anything I’ve seen in my 36 years of law enforcement," National FOP President Patrick Yoes said in a statement.

NYPD Union Slams Mayor for Allowing Unvaccinated Pro Athletes to Play While City Workers were Fired

The city's Police Benevolent Association said the Democratic mayor’s policy reversal, which will let Brooklyn Nets’ star Kyrie Irving play in home games for the first time, imposes a double standard in the city because mandates on municipal workers and other private-sector employees will remain.

Portland Police Union Contract Includes Retention Bonuses

The agreement, which was released Tuesday, comes after more than a year of negotiations and is still pending final approval from each side. It covers officer salaries, bonuses for employee retention and a compromise on expanding Portland Street Response. It also includes the police bureau’s discipline guide as well as references to a new community oversight board.

Chicago FOP Head Retires, Will Continue to Lead Union

Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara has officially retired from the Chicago Police Department. He will continue as head of the police union and says he wants to run for mayor in 2023.

Chicago FOP President Faces Termination Hearing

John Catanzara is the head of the Fraternal Order of Police. This is not the first time that he has been in trouble with the agency.

Chicago Police Cancel Days Off Bracing for Rittenhouse Verdict

The Chicago Police Department canceled regularly scheduled days off starting Friday and through the weekend. An internal memo sent to rank and file officers does not mention the Rittenhouse trial.

Cook County Judge Grants Restraining Order on Chicago's Vaccine Mandate

The judge left intact the requirement that Chicago Police Department officers report their vaccine status and the city’s current policy requiring multiple weekly tests for unvaccinated officers. But his order does stay the Dec. 31 deadline for all officers to be vaccinated.

Judge Denies NYPD Union's Bid to Halt COVID Vaccine Mandate

The Police Benevolent Association, New York City's largest police union, had argued in their request for a temporary restraining order on Monday that the policy does not make clear potential exceptions for medical or religious reasons, and does not give unvaccinated officers sufficient time to apply for such exemptions.

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Chicago Police Union Seeks Restraining Order on Vaccine Mandate Dismissals

A court hearing over the union's request for a temporary restraining order was delayed Wednesday, but that did little to ease tensions over the city's attempt to get all police officers vaccinated.

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