Fraternal Order of Police
The local Fraternal Order of Police is bugged about bugs. The union has filed a grievance claiming police stations are in such terrible shape that officers are exposed to fleas and bed bugs.
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 president John Williamson believes a new, countywide police force would lead to increased crime — and more.
The changes could come as soon as the end of this year. The police union is considering legal action.
Here in Philadelphia, the latest invasion was reported where Philly’s finest report to work at Harbison and Levick streets.
Last week’s budget cuts from Trenton could leave financially distressed urban areas like Camden in serious trouble.
Pennsylvania state representative Angel Cruz (D-Phila.) says there are too many unknowns when it comes to even minor traffic accidents, and he wants to make it mandatory that cops respond and investigate.
Camden Mayor Dana Redd said Thursday that she’ll rehire 50 of the police officers and 15 firefighters laid off earlier this year amid a budget crisis in the city, which has seen a spike in crime.
It is not a big-ticket item in Mayor Nutter’s new budget, but police hope some new cash for rewards could help them solve the worst crimes.
Almost 400 workers, including 180 police officers and 67 firefighters, will be hit.
The vote was unanimous as City Council members agreed to schedule broad-based hearings on police conduct.