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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.

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New York Police Union President Rails Against Media Portrayal of Police as "Thugs"

"By badge is not stained by someone in Minnesota," O'Meara said standing in front of a group of officers.

FOP Issues Statement on George Floyd Arrest Death

The National Fraternal Order of Police has released a statement on the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after an arrest by Minneapolis officers Monday. Civilian video of the incident shows an officer with his knee on the back of Floyd's neck pinning him to the ground.

NYPD Union Wants Police Out of Social Distancing Enforcement

“This situation is untenable: the NYPD needs to get cops out of the social distancing enforcement business altogether,” a statement from Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch said.

Most Officer COVID-19 Deaths to be Eligible for Federal LODD Benefits

The President of the National Fraternal Order of Police—Patrick Yoes—today issued a statement lauding the determination that law enforcement and other public safety officers who file a death benefit claim through the Public Safety Officers’ Benefit (PSOB) program for a COVID-19 related death will be found by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to have contracted the disease in the line of duty in most cases.

NYPD Sergeants' Union "Declares War" on Mayor Over Attacks on Officers

The Sergeant's Benevolent Association (SBA) tweeted Sunday that the mayor was not welcome to visit wounded officers in the hospital, and added that the officers had no "respect" for the Democratic mayor.

CA Police Union Calls on Feds to Prosecute Man Charged with Attacking Officers After DA Drops Charges

The union representing officers with the San Francisco Police Department called on the federal government to prosecute a man who is accused of attacking officers with a bottle last month, but who now no longer faces criminal charges for that alleged assault.

NYPD Union Outraged Over Release of Man who "Sucker Punched" Officer

The incident was captured on body-worn video. It shows Steven Haynes, 40, socking the uniformed officer across the face outside a Bank of America in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, officials said.

Houston PD Policy Will Allow Officers to Grow Beards

Two years after loosening up the department's tattoo regulations, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced that officers will be allowed to grow beards.

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Georgia Officers Pay Lunch Debts for School Children

Nearly half of the student body of Cobb County Schools relies on free or reduced lunches, and some families have racked up some debt.