Posts Tagged ‘fraternal order of police’

Police Union Wants More Political Muscle, Money

Cops get a PAC, maybe

MPD Is Now Issuing Body Cameras to Some D.C. Cops

Five different kinds of cameras will be tested, and the videos will be subject to FOIA. (Don't worry, officers can turn them off in the bathroom.)

Fuzz Fuss With Mendelson—But to What End?

District voters who sorted through a deluge of political mailers ahead of last month’s Democratic primary would have been forgiven for thinking the D.C. Council chairman’s race was as contested as the mayor’s race. Multiple mail pieces sent out before April 1 denounced incumbent Phil Mendelson as the enemy of city’s police officers. “Phil Mendelson, [...]

Endorsement Round-Up: Police Union Backs Wells

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen is no fan of Vince Gray, and now another group of District law enforcers has turned on the mayor as well. Despite endorsing Gray four years ago, the District's chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police announced yesterday that it will support Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells in April's Democratic primary.
In a statement, FOP chairman-elect Delroy Burton [...]

Union Endorsements Fly in Ward 6 Race

Which Ward 6 candidate do city employees think is right to replace Tommy Wells? It depends on which ones you ask. Both the firefighters' and police officers' unions backed former Wells staffer Charles Allen today, while the AFSCME local that represents other city workers endorsed former Harry Reid aide Darrel Thompson earlier this week.
Fraternal Order of Police president-elect Delroy Burton opted for some clean-house rhetoric [...]

Police Union Boss Kris Baumann Won’t Run Again

Here's a New Year's gift for Mayor Vince Gray and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier. After eight years leading the Fraternal Order of Police, union chairman Kris Baumann says he won't run for re-election to his position later this year.
As union head, Baumann has scrapped with the police brass and two mayoral administrations over everything from the All Hands [...]

Police Email: “The File Burn Will Be Tomorrow”

And LL thought he had trouble getting Freedom of Information Act requests answered.
An email obtained by LL suggests that records set on fire last Friday at the fire department's training academy may include records that the Fraternal Order of Police union had requested through a FOIA request.
A deputy director of the department's recruitment bureau wrote [...]

Is the District Setting Personnel Records on Fire?

D.C. police and firefighters union officials are asking for an investigation into what they say was a giant blaze involving three dumpsters and an abandoned car's worth of personnel records, including medical files containing private information.
In a letter sent to the Office of the Inspector General today, the heads of the two unions say that [...]

FOIA Reveals Peaceoholics Have Cool Video Game Set-Up

The Fraternal Order of Police has finally received the results of the Freedom of Information Act request they've been trying to pry from the District on what Peaceoholics is doing with dollars provided to the organization via the Metropolitan Police Department—and it's a doozy.
A cursory glance of the documents, provided to City Paper by the FOP, shows [...]