Category: In The News

On February 28th, 2017

In The News - California has some of the toughest laws keeping police discipline private. That seems unlikely to change

Excerpt – "In the nearly three years since nationwide protests erupted after a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot and killed teenager Michael Brown, state lawmakers introduced multiple bills designed to overhaul how much Californians are allowed to know about officer-involved shootings and internal investigations, and increase access to body camera videos." http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-police-accountability-bills-20170228-story.html

On February 15th, 2017

In The News - State worker's lawsuit nets five years of back pay, and her old job

Excerpt – "A California Department of Justice agent who won a lawsuit that compelled her department to pay her five years of back wages was among the highest paid workers in California government last year. Angie Resendez earned more than $709,000 in 2016, almost entirely because of the sum the state was ordered to pay […]

On January 26th, 2017

In The News - Number of California alcohol cops drops as industry grows

Excerpt – "From restaurants and bars to craft breweries and mini-marts, Californians had plenty of ways to buy and drink alcohol during the just-concluded holiday season. But as consumer options have expanded, the number of sworn agents who enforce state liquor laws is lower than it was a decade ago. Agents, charged with preventing underage […]

On September 23rd, 2016

In The News - Identity theft, fraud and elder abuse discussed at Sonoma town hall

Excerpt - "'You know what we call those red flags on the mailbox you put up when you leave mail in them?' asked Kenneth Ehrman, of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association, at a Sept. 21 meeting in Sonoma. “ ‘Steal me’ flags.” He was on a panel of six state and local officials presenting […]

On June 24th, 2016

In The News - New California law enforcement contract has ‘fitness’ loophole

Excerpt: "Gov. Jerry Brown, the architect of stiffer public pension laws three years ago, has again reached a state labor agreement that uses an accounting trick to add money to some state employees’ retirement accounts. The tentative contract with the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association: 1. Eliminates the requirement that covered employees pass fitness tests […]

On September 17th, 2015

In The News - Where have all the cops gone?

Excerpt: Law enforcement agencies are seeing the same drop off in potential employees everywhere, according to Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 77. "It's huge. We are experiencing it ourselves," he said. "The California Alcoholic Beverage Control, for example, is authorized for 145 agent positions […]

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