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Philadelphia and FOP Agree to Use More Civilians Within PD

Duties that will be reassigned to civilians include traffic enforcement and ticketing abandoned cars.

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Milwaukee Police Changing Duty Sidearm After Lawsuit Over Unexpected Discharges

"It is a breath of fresh air where we have open lines of communication on important issues such as these," says Milwaukee Police Association President Andrew Wagner. "We just want these firearms replaced with a safe and reliable firearm."

FOP Reports 252 Officers Shot in First 8 Months of 2022, 50 Fatally

FOP says 93 officers were shot in a total of 63 ambush-style attacks during the same period. Twenty-four officers were killed in these attacks.

Cincinnati FOP Demands Reinstatement of Officer Suspended Over Racial Slur

“Police officers shouldn’t use racial slurs,” FOP President Dan Hils said. “But it is the absolute height of stupidity to suspend Detective Reese who kept his cool so well in the face of a drunk, white teenager screaming threats and repeatedly calling him and another black officer the n-word."

NYPD Officer Beaten in Subway Station by Teen Suspect

The teen was charged with assault on a police officer and other charges but the PBA says the teen was back on the streets in less than 24 hours.

Police Unions Sue Boston Over Staffing Levels and Ban on OC at Protests

The Boston Police Superior Officers Federation and the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society, accused the city council of “unlawful interference” with the department by legislating rather than negotiating the non-lethal weapons restriction over the bargaining table.

Boston Police Union Says Some Officers Have Worked 24 Hours Straight

“Triples, that’s something that really shouldn’t exist,” said Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association President Larry Calderone.

U.S. Park Police Union Demands Staffing Increase

“Park Service leadership should be ashamed of their reckless negligence for public safety,” Chair of the U.S. Park Police Fraternal Order of Police Ken Spencer stated.

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.

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