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Weekly News Roundup submitted by Ron DeLord

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635521091704341830-SculleyAd-300x225Police Union Targets City Manager Contract and Pay in New Poll

The contract standoff between the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Police Officers Association appears to be entering a new phase with release of a police union poll that takes aim at City Manager Sheryl Sculley’s compensation package and an expected contract renewal by City Council sometime in the coming weeks or months. The union attacks on Sculley are hardly new, but efforts are being intensified to trigger public and City Council challenges to her compensation as her contract renewal is considered.


153px-OR_-_Portland_PolicePortland Police Survey Shows Low Morale on the Force

PORTLAND, Ore. — The numbers speak for themselves. Not only do 96 percent of the 700 Portland Police Bureau officers who responded to a survey issued by the Portland Police Association rate morale low, 80 percent of them think the job is so bad they wouldn’t recommend it to a friend.


Matty-RingFlicr-photo-300x180How Police Departments Can Evaluate Threats Using an Algorithm

When Tamir Rice was killed by police officers in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2014, some observers assigned a portion of the blame to a 911 dispatcher. She relayed a citizen’s concern that a black male was sitting on a park swing, pulling a gun from his waistband and pointing it at people. But she failed to convey the caller’s observation that the male was “probably a juvenile” and that the gun was “probably fake.”


Patch_of_the_Metropolitan_Police_Department_of_Washington_D.C.D.C. Officers Oust Union Leader; New Chairman Vows to Work with Lanier

D.C. police officers have overwhelmingly voted to oust the chairman of their union in a surprise move that the incoming leader said could end the group’s fractured relationship with the District’s police chief and mayor.


SC Lawmaker Would Prohibit ‘Predatory Policing’ Policies

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina lawmaker who doubles as an attorney for the family of a police shooting victim is offering solutions to what advocates call “predatory policing” policies, which pressure officers to generate revenue by ticketing citizens for minor offenses.


DPD-patchDallas Council Members Grill Chief Over Wanting More Cops

Dallas city council members grilled Police Chief David Brown on Monday over his claim that he needs more cops. At a Public Safety Committee meeting, council members Philip Kingston and Adam McGough challenged Brown’s assertion that a lack of officers has led to slower 911 response times and a rise in violent crime.


NYC, Correction Officers Union Reach Tentative Labor Deal 

NEW YORK — New York City and the union that represents its correction officers have reached a tentative labor deal. Mayor Bill de Blaiso’s administration announced the agreement Thursday with the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association. Officials said the contract would follow the pattern established by the city’s other uniformed unions.


Panel Recommends Changes to Laws Protecting Police Officers

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —A legislative panel in Annapolis recommended on Monday changes to state law and standards to weaken some of the special protections police officers have when accused internally of misconduct. The group has been working for months, trying to balance calls for stronger reforms with police unions who like things the way they are.


Albuquerque_New_Mexico_logoAlbuquerque Police Public Records Clerk Sues Chief for Ordering Him to Withhold Public Records

The Albuquerque Police Department has found its way into another lawsuit. This time a former employee is suing on grounds of wrongful termination for not complying to Police Chief Gorden Eden’s orders to find ways to deny public records request. READ MORE

US-Border-Patrol-patchU.S. Border Patrol Hiring 1,000 Agents

EDINBURG — U.S. Border Patrol officials hosted a recruitment event Thursday as part of a nationwide effort to fill more than 1,000 positions. The event, which was held at a Workforce Solutions building in Edinburg, was one of a handful of events expected to be held this year to fill about 1,000 U.S. Border Patrol agent positions.


Chicago-police-genericUnion Contract Lets Chicago Police Officers Trade Comp Time for Discipline

As the Department of Justice begins its civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department, or CPD, it would be wise to investigate the collective-bargaining agreements that too often let the force’s bad apples rot on the job. READ MORE

ct-rahm-emanuel-chicago-police-training-1231-20151230Arne Duncan Calls for Changes to Police Training

Departing U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan used the final address of his tenure to call for a “new deal” for youth in Chicago and the nation, but also waded into the city’s police controversy with a call for changes in law enforcement training and conduct to repair eroded trust between police and the community.



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