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March 20, 2014

Council rips police, fire unions for missing benefit meeting

Union officials did not present their report challenging the findings of a task force that said health care benefits for personnel are "richer" than those of their peers - Full Story
March 18, 2014

Charges dropped in killing of Va. officer

A case against one of the two men charged in the fatal shooting of Norfolk police officer Victor Decker was dropped this morning - Full Story
March 15, 2014

Arbitrator won't sign residency ruling for Pa. officers

He contended that the 3-arbitrator panel exceeded its authority, violated a city ordinance and ignored the will of city residents, who voted to put a in residency requirement - Full Story
March 14, 2014

Suspect in deadly SXSW crash charged with capital murder

A district judge Friday set bail for Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, at $3 million - Full Story
March 14, 2014

Pittsburgh police can now live outside city limits

An arbitration panel's ruling that Pittsburgh police officers should be allowed to live outside the city drew fire from leaders and residents - Full Story
March 13, 2014
Mich. deputy who sued for height bias gets $215K

Mich. deputy who sued for height bias gets $215K

Part-time sheriff's deputy says she was denied full-time work because she's a 4-foot-7 woman - Full Story
March 13, 2014

Police union wants deputies out of Pa. city

FOP officials, chiefs and officers from neighboring departments told a city council that a sheriff's plan to assume police functions and back up city officers is illegal - Full Story
March 13, 2014

New policy says public has right to film Md. officers

The Baltimore Police Department has instituted a new policy that prohibits officers from stopping people from taping or photographing police actions - Full Story
March 13, 2014
Holder endorses shorter prison terms for drug charges

Holder endorses shorter prison terms for drug charges

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers - Full Story
March 12, 2014

State probe delays trial of SC firefighters involved in police brawl

Firefighters were arrested Feb. 14 after deputies allege both men assaulted Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and a sheriff's captain at the scene of a crash - Full Story

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