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Chicago mayor takes police union head to court over vaccines

Oct. 15, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

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. The mayor said in...

Chicago police union head urges cops to defy vaccine mandate

Oct. 13, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

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. In the video posted online Tuesday and first reported by the Chicago...

Judge tosses Little Rock police chief's suit against union

Sep. 15, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed the Little Rock police chief's lawsuit against the local police union and several current and former officers that accused them of conspiring to force him out of his job. U.S. District Judge Jay Moody...

New Philadelphia police contract grants raises, some reforms

Sep. 14, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police announced a new three-year contract with the city Tuesday that offers raises, along with a $1,500 bonus, but lets the city make some of the disciplinary reforms it sought. The more than 6,000 city officers will see raises of...

Union: Officers told to 'stand down' before campus shooting

Sep. 09, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

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.” ...

Police, firefighters sue Gov. Brown over vaccination mandate

Sep. 04, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A coalition of police and firefighters are suing Gov. Kate Brown over her mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccination for state workers. The lawsuit, filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court, says the plaintiffs are the Oregon Fraternal Order of Police...

Proposed bill would eliminate required conceal carry license

Aug. 13, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A concealed weapons permit would become optional and the requirement that individuals “promptly” notify police officers that they are carrying a concealed weapon would be eliminated, under legislation proposed in the Ohio Senate. The bill is...

Prospects ever fainter for bipartisan policing overhaul deal

Aug. 13, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects seem increasingly faint for a bipartisan Senate deal on overhauling policing practices as deadlocked lawmakers have fled the Capitol for August recess and political pressure for an accord eases with each passing week. Bargainers insist...

Chicago, police union reach tentative contract agreement

Jul. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago and its police union on Monday announced they have reached a tentative contract agreement after four years of negotiations. The tentative contract is aligned with the consent decree entered into in 2019 that calls for reforms to how...