HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police from around Pennsylvania are honoring four members of law enforcement who were killed or died last year from injuries sustained while on duty.
CHICAGO (AP) — A fundraiser for a Chicago Police officer who fatally shot a teenager and a woman bystander will include a raffle for guns.
CHICAGO (AP) — A group of suburban Chicago police chiefs said Thursday that they have no confidence in Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and called on her to resign.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants...
PR push for white officer accused of killing armed black man
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The attorney for a white police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man in Tennessee is calling for legal discovery documents to be sealed from members of the public.
Meanwhile, a police union has launched a digital ad campaign seeking to defend the Nashville officer, Andrew Delke, and bolster his image in public. The officer shot 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick from behind during a foot chase last July and is charged with first-degree murder.
Police union plans campaign to support accused officer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police plans to spend thousands of dollars to boost public support for a white police officer charged with first degree murder in the death of an armed black man.
Nashville Officer Andrew Delke shot 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick from behind during a foot chase in July.
The first ad of the campaign features a photo of a semiautomatic pistol and the words, "This is the same loaded gun that was pointed at Officer Delke."
Prosecutor: Off-duty officer charged with DWI in crash
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty New Jersey police officer is facing charges after a crash in which they allege he was driving under the influence.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said Tuesday that 57-year-old Sayreville Sgt. Jeffrey Kutz, of Marlboro, has been charged with driving while intoxicated and third-degree assault by auto.
15-month prison term for cop who stole from police group
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — The former treasurer of an Indiana police organization has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for stealing nearly $190,000.
Lawrence LaFlower told a federal judge Monday that "everything revolved around gambling." He called himself a "liar, a thief and a cheat."
Sioux Falls, police union can’t reach deal on new contract
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The city of Sioux Falls says it has reached an impasse on a new labor contract with the union that represents police officers and sergeants.
The Argus Leader reports Mayor Paul TenHaken's administration intends to ask the City Council to impose its offer on the Fraternal Order of Police at a Dec. 18 meeting.
Nashville police union: Amazon getting ‘corporate welfare’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's police union is blasting the city's plans to award up to $15 million in incentives for Amazon's new facility, calling it "corporate welfare."
A Nashville Fraternal Order of Police news release this week called for support of a resolution to block Amazon's incentives until city employees receive cost-of-living adjustments.
Nashville has proposed up to a $15 million cash grant based on each job Amazon creates within the next seven years.
Report: Nashville needs more community policing, not stops
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Traffic stops in Nashville disproportionately affect black residents, hurt community relations and don't have the intended effect of reducing crime, a new report found.
Police union leader calls for end to student’s death probes
CINCINNATI (AP) — A police union leader says it's time to end the investigations into the failed response to a 16-year-old Ohio student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school.
Fraternal Order of Police local president Sgt. Dan Hils says there have been multiple investigations that cleared police officers of any "willful negligence." He says officers "also have been traumatized" by the death and deserve closure.
Officers’ group seeks more diverse St. Louis County police
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A police association that focuses on adding diversity and fighting discrimination is trying to gain a foothold within the St. Louis County Police Department, but its leaders claim the police chief is blocking its path.
Philadelphia’s police union sues over problem cops list
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's police union filed a lawsuit Tuesday over a list compiled by the district attorney's office that aims to keep certain officers off the witness stand because of alleged wrongdoing.
Mayor Jim Kenney, District Attorney Larry Krasner and Police Commissioner Richard Ross were all named in the suit filed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, which represents about 6,500 officers.
Police union cuts ties with lawyer for convicted ex-officer
CHICAGO (AP) — The Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago says it will no longer refer officers in need of legal assistance to the attorney who represents convicted former officer Jason Van Dyke .
Officer to be dismissed after fatal December 2017 shooting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say an officer who shot and killed a man in Philadelphia two days after Christmas last year will be suspended with intent to dismiss.
Commissioner Richard Ross said Wednesday that 25-year-old Dennis Plowden fled, crashed into two parked cars, and was found sitting with one hand behind his body. After he failed to show his hands, 30-year-old Officer Eric Ruch fired.
Inmate attacks deputy at Denver jail
DENVER (AP) — Officials say an inmate attacked a deputy at the Denver city jail.
KMGH-TV reports a spokesperson for the Denver Sheriff Department says the deputy, who was attacked Monday, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
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Ex-cop pleads guilty to stealing from police lodge
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors say a gambling habit apparently led to the theft of nearly $190,000 from an Indiana lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Lawrence LaFlower of Valparaiso pleaded guilty to fraud Thursday in federal court. He was treasurer of FOP Lodge 165 in Valparaiso and a lieutenant with the Porter County sheriff's office. He quit his law enforcement job in May.
Seattle billboard aimed at recruiting Indianapolis officers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Seattle Police Department has erected a billboard in Indianapolis aimed at luring some of its officers to policing jobs in the West Coast city.
Police union: DeWine wrong to wear BCI seal in governor ads
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest police union wants Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine to stop distributing campaign fliers and ads in which he wears the seal of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Fraternal Order of Police president Gary Wolske in a Wednesday statement called DeWine's use of the emblem "shameful" given his office's failure to replace over 50 expired BCI bulletproof vests.
The Latest: Chicago police union criticizes reform plan
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the release of a new plan to reform Chicago police (all times local):
Chicago's police union says an updated plan to reform the department under court supervision is unnecessary and counterproductive.
Nashville’s police union sues to block vote on oversight
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The police union in Tennessee's largest city is suing to block a referendum establishing an oversight board.
The Tennessean reports the Nashville Fraternal Order of Police filed a lawsuit Tuesday.
DeWine unveils body armor grants, FOP critical of delay
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state's injured worker fund is setting aside a portion of its safety grant funding to help local police agencies pay for bulletproof vests.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police union has rescinded its endorsement of a judge who apologized to a man kicked in the head by an officer while handcuffed.
Jason Pappas, president of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge representing Columbus officers, says his union unanimously voted to pull Franklin County Judge Richard Frye's 2016 endorsement.
Investigator who captured shooting suspect honored
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Attorney General's office investigator is being honored for his capture of the suspect in the February shooting death of a Chicago police commander.
In a news release, the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police says it is giving its Valor Award to Investigator Thomas J. Symenski.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have released a photo of a car believed to have struck and killed a 5-year-old boy in west Philadelphia before fleeing the scene.
Police say Xavier Moy was struck just after 4 p.m. Friday and rushed to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 on Saturday announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a $5,000 reward is being offered for information in the hit-and-run accident that killed a 5-year-old boy in west Philadelphia.
Police say Xavier Moy was struck just after 4 p.m. Friday and rushed to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 on Saturday announced the reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.
DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy (all times local):
More reward offers have been made for information leading to the arrest of a man sought in the fatal shooting of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Groups representing police officers and firefighters say a swiftly growing South Carolina county needs more than 400 additional members of both professions.
Chuck Canterbury is national president of the Fraternal Order of Police. The retired Horry County officer told local media outlets Tuesday that the department needs 200 more officers based on area population.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police plans a Thursday ceremony in Springfield to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
This years' Illinois Peace Officers Memorial Service will include six officers who died in 2017. The ceremony will be at the Illinois Peace Officer Memorial sculpture on the Illinois State Capitol grounds.
Officer shot in leg during firearms training in Lawrence
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Lawrence police officer has been shot in the leg during firearms training.
Police described the Monday afternoon shooting at a Fraternal Order of Police lodge as an accident in a news release. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the officer was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition.
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has a new way to search and examine crime scenes.
Bob Besley, president of the Fraternal Order of Police CSRA Lodge No. 6, gifted a drone, or unmanned aircraft, to the Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt on Wednesday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Superior Court judge has taken away subpoena powers from Newark's Civilian Complaint Review Board in what the city's mayor calls a "setback to criminal justice reform."
Baltimore schools police union calls for gun law change
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore City Schools police union president says officers should be allowed to carry their service weapons inside school buildings and has called for a change in state law allowing it.
HUNTINGTON — Cabell County commissioners have unanimously agreed to terminate an old agreement and enter into a new one with the Cabell County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 122, regarding a building and other structures at premises known as 4-H Camp.
Chaparral Golf and Country Club invites community to 50th anniversary celebration
BULLHEAD CITY — Chaparral Golf and Country Club in Bullhead City will mark its 50th anniversary next month in a manner that illustrates how intertwined it has been with the community.
Club members invite the public to a special anniversary celebration at the club, 1260 East Mohave Drive, on Feb. 17 from noon to 6 p.m. Food service will begin around 1 p.m. Cost to attend the party is $25 per adult and $10 for each youth age 7-15. Children ages 6 and younger can attend free.
The Gage County Board of Supervisors is continuing its negotiations with the Fraternal Order of Police after a decision this week to allow sergeants into the union.
The board approved allowing sergeants at the Gage County Sheriff’s Office into the union following a closed session during Wednesday’s meeting.
Negotiations with the FOP are ongoing, but the decision should resolve a complaint the union previously filed with the Commission of Industrial Relations.
The 2018 executive board for the Northeastern Lodge 63, Fraternal Order of Police, include Michael Petronchak Jr., conductor; James Gray, president; Harold A. Nudelman, first vice president; Ken West, second vice president; David Repchick, chaplain; Robert Stulack, Sergeant-at-Arms; Angelo Rudolfi, recording secretary; Lee Rowan, financial secretary; and Robert Roberts, treasurer.
The smile on Mevelyn Battle’s face couldn’t have been wider as her three children, Kamron, 5; Tymir, 6, and Sanayah, 2 roamed the aisles of the East Rome Walmart to complete the 2017 Shop With a Cop program.
“This is huge, we’ve had a hard year,” Battle said while helping her two year old daughter Sanayah Battle pick out a new doll Tuesday night.
Shop with a Cop receives donation, still selling T-shirts for 2017 event
Organizers of Shop with a Cop are encouraged by the support received from the community as they plan for the annual event. The Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police has carried on the tradition for 16 years and hopes to help at least 70 children this year.
MICHIGAN CITY — Over the last four years, Dunkin’ Donuts and the Fraternal Order of Police have partnered together during the holiday season to provide toys and food for needy children and families through the Salvation Army.
Year number five will be no different, as once again, Dunkin’ Donuts located at 5234 Franklin St., is teaming up with the FOP to help support the Salvation Army Christmas campaign with a toy and food drive that will begin on today and end on Dec. 16.
Black police group votes no-confidence in union chief
CINCINNATI (AP) — An organization representing black Cincinnati police officers has cast a unanimous no-confidence vote against the local police union's white president.
A statement from the Sentinel Police Association after its recent vote says Fraternal Order of Police president Dan Hils has "failed to equally represent African-American officers" in the police department in matters that include discipline and promotion.
HUNTINGTON — The union representing current and retired Huntington police officers voted Tuesday to ratify a contract proposal between the Fraternal Order of Police Gold Star Lodge 65 and the city of Huntington.
The union's approval comes after more than two years of negotiation as well as one proposed agreement that was voted down by members earlier in the year.
The FOP's approval of the contract was announced Wednesday during Huntington City Council's Public Safety Committee meeting.
Union says police used reasonable force on suspect now suing
EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A police union in suburban Cleveland says a white officer accused of kicking a black man in the face and kneeing him in the groin used reasonable force to control the man when he resisted arrest and wounded an officer.
Erimius Spencer alleges he was mistreated last December in Euclid (YOO'-klihd) after an officer found marijuana on him. He's suing the city and two officers.
Cincinnati police investigating union chief for remarks
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Police Department says it's investigating a white police union president for making disparaging remarks about a black female supervisor.
Administrative law judge rules against disciplinary rules
CHICAGO (AP) — An administrative law judge has recommended that the Illinois Labor Relations Board reject disciplinary guidelines newly adopted by the Chicago Police Department.
The Chicago Tribune reports Judge Anna Hamburg-Gal determined the department violated labor law by failing to bargain with the Fraternal Order of Police before adopting the guidelines.
Park Service drops funding for Black Panther Party project
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service has withdrawn plans to pay nearly $100,000 for a project honoring the legacy of the Black Panther Party after police groups complained to President Donald Trump.
The park service had pledged $98,000 to the University of California, Berkeley for a two-year research project on the black power group, which was founded in Oakland in 1966.
Police union to represent officer seen punching man on video
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio police union's labor council will represent a white police officer fired after punching an unarmed black man more than a dozen times in a traffic stop outside Cleveland.
Catherine Brockman, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council said Tuesday that the union will follow grievance procedures on Euclid Officer Michael Amiott's behalf. The procedures could result in a reversal of Amiott's termination through negotiations and arbitration.
Police group opposes change to concealed-carry gun notice
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A statewide police group has announced its opposition to an Ohio bill that would cut the penalties for concealed-carry permit holders who don't tell police that they have a weapon when they're detained by authorities.
Jay McDonald, president of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, says officers should know whether a person they are approaching is armed.