WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Pasco, the executive director for the Fraternal Order of Police, was watching football on a Sunday afternoon when he got a call from Susan Rice, the top domestic policy adviser at the White House.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill allowing lawyers to carry concealed weapons anywhere in Kentucky, including courtrooms, drew a veto Monday from Gov. Andy Beshear, who said it could spark dangerous situations.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Former Norman safety manager Larry Heikkila defeated incumbent Breea Clark on Tuesday in the race to be mayor of Oklahoma’s third-largest city.
Clark and Heikkila were the top vote-getters in a four-way primary election in February.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia homicide detective accused of lying during testimony in a murder trial turned himself in Thursday to face charges of perjury and obstruction.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's office announced the arrest of James Pitts, 51, on the recommendation of a grand jury indictment.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a city law banning officers from pulling over drivers for low-level offenses, saying the law illegally preempts existing state laws on traffic violations.
CHICAGO (AP) — An arbitrator has upheld the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for police officers, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday, saying she hopes it is a call to action for those who aren't yet vaccinated.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith, whose tenure was met with a no-confidence vote by leaders of an officer's group last year as homicides rose, has resigned and will be replaced by an acting chief, the mayor's office said Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) — An arbitrator has ruled that several unions representing Chicago firefighters and other city employees must follow Mayor Lori Lightfoot's COVID-19 vaccination policy.
The ruling means that the union employees will lose pay if they do not receive a first shot by Dec.
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago dropped its lawsuit Wednesday against the police union in its fight over city employee COVID-19 vaccine orders, saying the complaint became unnecessary as more officers complied.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. Park Police officers recently cleared of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist in northern Virginia have been informed that the Interior Department is seeking to fire them, union officials said Tuesday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a police union in a lawsuit that sought to stop a ban on no-knock warrants in Kentucky’s second-largest city.
A Fayette County judge agreed on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the local police union, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of Chicago's largest police union officially submitted his paperwork to retire from the police department on Tuesday, after saying he would rather leave the force than go through with a disciplinary hearing that he called a “farce."
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s police union members have voted to accept a new three-year contract that would raise new officers’ pay to boost recruitment.
Starting salaries for new officers would increase from $55,000 to $60,000 a year under this contract, making Baltimore the state's highest paying major law enforcement agency, The Baltimore Sun reported.
CHICAGO (AP) — An order barring the president of the police union from making public statements encouraging members to disobey the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate expired after a judge on Monday denied a request to extend it.
CHICAGO (AP) — Roughly 65% of Chicago Police Department employees have complied with a city requirement to report their COVID-19 vaccination status, lagging far behind other city departments Monday in a dispute that could lead to officer firings in the nation's third-largest city.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday that she took her fight with the head of the city's police officers union to court, arguing that his call for officers to ignore the order to report their COVID-19 vaccination status was illegal.
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago police officers union has called on its members to defy the city's requirement to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday or be placed on unpaid leave.
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Towson University police union condemned the suspension of an officer after a shooting over the weekend, claiming that university leadership told officers to “stand down” as a crowd gathered, an assertion the university’s police chief called “reckless.”
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A coalition of police and firefighters are suing Gov. Kate Brown over her mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccination for state workers.
CHICAGO (AP) — A 9-year-old riding his bicycle along a Chicago street was struck and killed by a pickup truck driven by an off-duty Chicago police officer.
Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said the officer, who hasn’t been identified, says he didn’t see Hershel Weinberger before hitting him Wednesday evening.
WASHINGTON (AP) — “SKYROCKETING MURDER RATES,” claimed the National Fraternal Order of Police. “An explosion of violent crime," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Democrat-run cities across the country who cut funding for police have seen increases in crime,” tweeted U.S.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Less than a day after a West Virginia city approved the formation of a civilian board to review complaints against law enforcement officers, a police union filed suit to halt the process.
A former attorney general, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, and the CEO of the NAACP's Baltimore chapter will be among those testifying at the Senate confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee William Barr, which starts Tuesday.
LINCOLN — State prison and security workers are trying again to switch labor unions in hopes of addressing a longtime gripe: no raises for years of service.
CASPER — Three Casper City Council members say they've been told that police supervisors sought to determine who participated in a survey that criticized the department's leadership, but Chief Jim Wetzel said he found no evidence that such questioning had occurred.
At 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Black Lives Matter and other social justice groups including the Black is Back Coalition and Walter Hudson, Sr. of the National Awareness Alliance held a rally outside of the District Attorney’s Office near City Hall to call for the resignation of embattled D.A.