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Weekly News Roundup submitted by Ron DeLord

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unnamed-1PENSIONS: Public, Private Gap Criticized

It pays to retire from an Inland Southern California government job, an open-records advocacy group says. Many retired Inland public employees receive pensions far exceeding the typical full-time Inland worker’s annual salary, according to a study released today by Transparent California, which has ties to a conservative think tank.


Supervisors Consider Tax to Fund Raises for Sheriff’s Deputies

Merced County supervisors heard residents and sheriff’s deputies plead Tuesday for new money to raise salaries they say are needed to retain senior officers, urging board members to live up to campaign promises to support law enforcement and fight crime.


Miami PD Still Isn’t Testing Cops for Steroids One Year After Promising to Start

Last October, Miami New Times broke the news that at least two Miami Police Department cops had been clients at the notorious Coral Gables steroid den Biogenesis. Hours after that story was published,MPD brass announced they’d soon begin testing their cops for anabolic steroid abuse because of “rage-like” problems on the force.


ssjm0410recruiterSan Jose: Audit Paints Tough Police Hiring Picture

By the time a city audit scrutinizing lackluster police hiring lands on the City Council agenda this month, a solution could already be in the works for a problem that has compounded years of steady departures that have decimated the force.


More Dallas Police Officers Put on 911 Response Patrols

Dallas police officials are going back to basics as they try to deal with higher-than-usual 911 response times. Officers assigned to the gang unit, youth outreach, knock-and-talk task force, crime response teams and the metro task force are all answering 911 calls this month. That totals more than 100 officers back on patrol duties.


ABQ Voters to Decide if Council Should Have Say in Appointing Police and Fire Chiefs

There’s an important question on the Tuesday’s Albuquerque Municipal Election ballot: should the city council have a say in who the mayor appoints as police and fire chief? Isaac Benton was one of the councilors who proposed putting the question on the ballot. Benton originally wanted the city charter changed so that the council could remove the chiefs as well.


Group of Aldermen Call for Firing of CPD’s McCarthy

CHICAGO – A group of alderman, led by the aldemanic Black Caucus are asking police superintendent Garry McCarthy to step down. The group is calling on McCarthy to step down or the mayor to outright fire the superintendent after five years on the job. They say a lack of respect for them combined with the continued gun violence in their …


Racial Profiling Law Warned Could Remove Officers From Street Patrol

LOS ANGELES ( — Police unions in Southern California are warning that a new law designed to combat racial profiling could end up drowning personnel in paperwork by being forced to collect data on traffic stops. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 953 into law over the weekend in order to give the public and police data to further gauge …


SAPD Recommendation Lowers Recruit Drug Standards

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Police Department is considering a recommendation to lower the drug standards to become a police officer. The recruitment department wrote a proposal in mid-September to allow one time drug users a second chance at protecting the city and wearing a badge. “Right now, we have a shortage of officers,” said Police Chief William McManus.


Another Texas Department Adds ‘In God We Trust’ to Patrol Vehicles

SEAGRAVES, Texas — Police Chief Scott McAuley is satisfied with the new additions to his agency’s sport utility patrol vehicles. A Wisconsin-based organization promoting the separation of church and state is less pleased. The Seagraves Police Department is one of the latest U.S. law enforcement agencies to put decals with the words “In God We Trust” onto the tailgates of …


“Peace Officer” Hunts for Solutions to Cop-Civilian Tensions

William “Dub” Lawrence knows more about the current tensions between cops and citizens than most people – and with extensive personal experience from both sides of the debate. As a former Utah sheriff, Lawrence helped create the state’s first SWAT team in 1975, serving over 16,000 warrants without a problem. “My SWAT team never killed anybody,” Lawrence said.


Analysis: As Wildly Competitive Memphis Mayoral Election Nears, Here’s How it Unfolded

In what appears to be the final television ad in support of his re-election effort, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton begins by looking straight into the camera — and mincing no words. “When you make tough decisions,” Wharton said, “you can’t make everyone happy.” In that last phrase, we find a five-word summation of the state of the most competitive …


Opinion: Don’t Diminish Police Accountability

State Rep. Martina White, R-Philadelphia, has introduced a bill that would throw a dark blanket over public accountability for police officers. Her bill would forbid the release to the public of names of police officers involved in shootings or use of force unless criminal charges are filed against the officers. Rep. White referenced recent high-profile cases in which police officers …


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