COVID Update NYC: Judge rules vaccine mandate invalid for PBA members

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A judge has ruled that New York City’s COVID vaccine mandate is invalid as it applies to members of the Police Benevolent Association. Manhattan State Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank ruled the city cannot terminate PBA members for not getting vaccinated, suggesting instead that the city make vaccination requirements part … Read more

19 Massachusetts police officers off the job as result of the new law enforcement certification

BOSTON – The WBZ I-Team has learned 19 police officers are no longer certified to serve in Massachusetts because of a new effort to boost the public’s trust in law enforcement. “America and apple pie and ‘Father Knows Best’. You know, kids wanted to grow up to be cowboys and police officers, not so much … Read more

Police officers guilty of sharing ‘grossly offensive’ in WhatsApp group with killer

S erving Metropolitan Police officer Jonathon Cobban and former Pc Joel Borders have been found guilty at City of London Magistrates’ Court of sending grossly offensive misogynistic and racist messages in a WhatsApp group with Sarah Everard’s killer. Cobban, 35, and former Pc Borders, 45, were members of the chat called “Bottle and Stoppers” along … Read more

Running 4 Heroes: Teen runs 5K to raise money for 1st responders hurt, killed in line of duty

DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) — Fallen heroes were honored one step at a time on Sunday. At just 13 years old, Zechariah Cartledge is on a mission to support first responders killed or hurt in the line of duty. Each mile he ran was meant to pay tribute. “Even though it’s just a mile to … Read more

Outrage over Prince Andrew ‘hypocrisy’

A dark and embarrassing chapter of the royal family’s past has been brought back in to the spotlight after an incident with a young heckler on Monday. Prince Andrew has again drawn heat after he was verbally accosted by a young man wearing a Melbourne City FC football top in Edinburgh during a procession for … Read more

LAPD officers help deliver baby at Van Nuys gas station

VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Dramatic new bodycam video shows the moment two Los Angeles Police Department officers raced to deliver a baby at a gas station in Van Nuys. After a radio call for help, the officers found a woman in active labor early Wednesday morning on the sidewalk near an ice machine. … Read more

Batters Up, Guns Down: Police, adults, youth in Hunter’s Point bond on the softball field

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Officers were at Gilman Playground in Hunter’s Poing on a different kind of call on Tuesday. They were there to support and participate in a new program, ‘Batter Up, Guns Down.’ Comprised of softball players from Oakland, Vallejo, Palo Alto, Berkely and San Francisco, ‘Batter Up, Guns Down’ was designed to … Read more

Supporters for teen punched by officers in Oak Lawn rally outside Police Department

OAK LAWN, Ill. (CBS) – Supporters of a teen beaten by Oak Lawn police are gathering outside the department — calling for the firing of the officers involved. Activists including the Arab American Action Network are also in attendance. The demonstration comes after video posted online showed Oak Lawn police repeatedly punching 17-year-old Hadi Abuatelah while … Read more

Widow of D.C. police officer who died by suicide after Jan. 6 praises Senate action to extend benefits

Erin Smith fought for months for death benefits after her husband, a D.C. Metropolitan police officer, died of suicide nine days after the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. In an interview with CBS News, she said she was initially skeptical that legislation would pass, having fought for over a year to have his suicide … Read more

Bell Gardens police officers rescue unconscious woman from burning vehicle

BELL GARDENS, Calif. (CNS) — Officers rescued an unconscious 28-year-old woman who was trapped inside a vehicle that caught fire after it struck a traffic signal control cabinet on a sidewalk in Bell Gardens, authorities said Sunday. Officers were patrolling in the 6000 block of Gage Avenue at about 4:55 a.m. Saturday when they came … Read more