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Retiree Benefits - Baystate Benefit Services
09/15/2022

Douglas Robinson Obituary
09/02/2022

Douglas J. Robinson, 60, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at his home with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Doug was born in Stamford on April 19, 1962, son of the late Charles and Dorothy Robinson.

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Stamford Advocate Police News

Passenger accused of beating Lyft driver in Stamford, police say
09/24/2022

A Stamford resident is charged in the 2021 incident that spurred a complaint from the Wilton driver against Lyft or failing to protect him from the alleged assault.

Stamford police investigate threats at Ferguson Library over Drag Storytime program
09/23/2022

City police are investigating threats made against staffers at Ferguson Library in the wake of their drag queen storytelling program earlier this month.

Stamford man accused of 'threatening' acts against key murder witness offered plea deal
09/23/2022

A Stamford man accused of illegally recording and photographing a key murder witness’s testimony and posting it online was offered a plea deal.

Police: 14-year-old Stamford boy behind Monday shooting that wounded man
09/23/2022

The boy's target was a 32-year-old Stamford man who will require surgery for his injuries, according to police.

Bridgeport man, former Greenwich school cafeteria worker, pleads guilty to attempted sexual assault
09/22/2022

A Bridgeport man and former Greenwich school worker pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges after a 13-year-old girl got explicit photos through texts.

Stamford man accused of attempted murder rejects state offer, again
09/21/2022

For the second time, a Stamford man rejected a state offer to plead guilty in a shooting that stemmed from a car sale gone wrong.

Stamford Advocate Local News

Passenger accused of beating Lyft driver in Stamford, police say
09/24/2022

A Stamford resident is charged in the 2021 incident that spurred a complaint from the Wilton driver against Lyft or failing to protect him from the alleged assault.

Stamford has given out $75,000 in small community grants. Here’s where the money went.
09/24/2022

Stamford gave 19 organizations grants through the initiative, designed to fund projects that either beautify or significantly contribute to quality of life in city neighborhoods.

In Photos: Stamford students 'wear green' during Sandy Hook Promise program to make kids feel welcome
09/23/2022

Hart School children wear green as part of Sandy Hook Promise's program to help children feel less isolated at school.

Stamford police investigate threats at Ferguson Library over Drag Storytime program
09/23/2022

City police are investigating threats made against staffers at Ferguson Library in the wake of their drag queen storytelling program earlier this month.

Stamford man accused of 'threatening' acts against key murder witness offered plea deal
09/23/2022

A Stamford man accused of illegally recording and photographing a key murder witness’s testimony and posting it online was offered a plea deal.

Police: 14-year-old Stamford boy behind Monday shooting that wounded man
09/23/2022

The boy's target was a 32-year-old Stamford man who will require surgery for his injuries, according to police.

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Sheriff must pay $15M for death of Fla. teen outside fair
09/25/2022

The 14-year-old was killed on Interstate 4 in 2014 after he was removed from the Florida State Fair following a disturbance involving several teenagers

S.C. officer dies after suffering medical emergency during SWAT training
09/25/2022

Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley was a member of the Columbia Police Department for more than 7 years

Judge rules vax mandate can’t justify firing, putting on leave NYPD union members
09/25/2022

The judge's order said the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene “exceeded” its legal authority when ordering the mandate, which lacked a “rational basis”

Minneapolis mayor, LE officials launch initiative to thwart rise of violent crime
09/24/2022

So far, the city has recorded 67 homicides, down from 76 at this time last year but significantly higher than Minneapolis' norm before 2020

New details released in slain N.C. deputy's case
09/24/2022

The 30 search warrants released this week describe videos that caught the final moments of Deputy Ned Byrd's life

'Irresponsible and irrational': Fla. town won't have PD starting next month
09/24/2022

The decision comes as the town nears the start-up date for its own police department, which is expected in February

Public Safety Labor News

Budget Discussions Do Not Equal Negotiations
09/01/2020

In late 2012, the City of Portland, Oregon began its budget process for the 2013-14 fiscal year anticipating a shortfall. The City asked the Fire Bureau to develop its budget using a modified zero-based budget approach, requesting up to 90 percent of current appropriation levels with prioritized add

Labor Board Refuses To Sever Detectives From Sworn Unit
09/01/2020

On October 4, 2019, the St. Petersburg Police Officers’ Association, Inc. (POA) filed a petition seeking to represent a bargaining unit consisting of police detectives employed by the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. The detectives are currently represented by the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Associa

Court Upholds Arbitrator’s Opinion On Fire Union Meetings
09/01/2020

Firefighters for the Dracut Fire Department in Massachusetts are represented by IAFF Local 2586. Local 2586 holds meetings on a monthly basis. By necessity, these meetings are scheduled during a shift. Prior to 1986, union meetings were held off-site, at bars or in restaurants.In 1986, the parties a

Court Rejects Lawsuit From Deputy Shot By Reserve
09/01/2020

On April 5, 2016, Casey Huepenbecker and Marcus Newell were receiving firearms training at a range operated by the City of Napoleon, Ohio. During a break, Huepenbecker asked for, and received, permission to clean his weapon. Shortly after cleaning the gun, he set it on a picnic table near where othe

ADA Does Not Require Light Duty For Oft-Injured Officer
09/01/2020

Kristal Scott suffered multiple injuries during the time that she was employed as a Detroit police officer. In 2011, she fell down the stairs while on duty responding to a call. On July 13, 2012, during job-required scooter training, she crashed her scooter into a metal barricade at low speed when a

The ‘Not A Sharp Operator’ Defense
09/01/2020

In May 2012 Valent Maxwell, a police officer for the City of Klawock, Alaska, accepted a law enforcement job in Fairview, Montana. He left some belongings in his city-owned apartment in Klawock, sold some, and moved or shipped the rest to Montana. Shortly after starting the new job, however, he quit