Another day, another Union Official indicted for misuse of union funds. Are you prepared to respond to a subpoena?

Are your union financial books in order?

2019 has seen a flurry of labor union indictments and investigations into labor union financial records. Police and other labor unions around the Commonwealth, and accross the country, have been the subject of grand jury subpoenas resulting in indictments of leadership officials. In the past week alone we saw:

  • the indictment of the State Police Union president;
  • a leader of a major trade union indicted;
  • In June, an office, a Methuen Police Patrolman’s Union official ...
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BODY CAMERA NEGOTIATION BULLETIN

NP Attorney Gary Nolan spent a couple of days last week immersed in training about forensic examination of video evidence. For us, two primary issues with video are (1) use in disciplinary / use of force cases and (2) negotiation of body worn camera policies. Many area police investigators were in the seminar, and it’s safe to say most of us were blown away by the potential for video to tell a completely inaccurate story. That is ...

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USE OF FORCE BULLETIN: Court rules Boston Police liable for bystander's injuries during pat-frisk shootout – a must read (unfortunately).

The Supreme Court told us years ago that split-second decisions regarding uses of force must not be second guessed in the calmness of the judge’s chambers – so much for that. Second guessing based on compressed and often flawed video has become the new normal. Add to that this recent Appeals Court case and it is more than apparent why stress levels of police officers are on the rise.

Here, a 911 call reported a threat to kill a ...

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