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By Michael Dresser | August 13, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown claimed the endorsement of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police Wednesday, breaking a string of three general elections in which the union has backed the Republican candidate. The state FOP opted to support Brown over Republican Larry Hogan at its state convention in Solomons. According to the Brown campaign, the union's rules required the support of delegates representing at least 60 percent of the statewide membership to endorse a candidate.
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By Cpl. Kam Cooke | August 26, 2014
African American Officers of the Anne Arundel County Police Department were shocked and taken back by the donation to the defense fund for Officer Darren Wilson of Ferguson, Mo., by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 Board of Directors. While we appreciate the support that the union offers to officers in need, there comes a time where leaders must take a step back and look at the totality of their decisions. This decision appeared to lack any regard for the many men and women of color, and even others with regard to the topic of Ferguson, Mo. The fact is that no criminal charges have been filed, and the facts of the case have not been fully released.
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By Devon Spurgeon and Devon Spurgeon,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1999
Forty Anne Arundel County police officers came to a forum last night sponsored by the Teamsters union, which wants to represent the officers in contract negotiations with the county and to provide them with the "finest legal defense protection available."The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) represents the officers now. But the Teamsters say they are promising a better legal plan that would allow the officers to choose their own lawyers. They also pledged to aggressively represent the officers in negotiations with the county.
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By Michael Dresser | August 13, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown claimed the endorsement of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police Wednesday, breaking a string of three general elections in which the union has backed the Republican candidate. The state FOP opted to support Brown over Republican Larry Hogan at its state convention in Solomons. According to the Brown campaign, the union's rules required the support of delegates representing at least 60 percent of the statewide membership to endorse a candidate.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | January 22, 1997
Lawyers for the Teamsters and the Fraternal Order of Police are to meet today with the state labor commissioner to choose a date for an election in which police officers will choose a union to represent them.Commissioner John P. O'Connor agreed last week to hold the election after Teamsters lawyer John Singleton sued in Anne Arundel Circuit Court to force the election.Arguments were to be heard yesterday, but Singleton asked that the hearing be postponed.He and lawyers for the county and Fraternal Order of Police are to meet with O'Connor at 1 p.m. to iron out the details for voting.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | September 28, 2004
The election of officers for the city Fraternal Order of Police lodge have been postponed after several members did not receive ballots and several candidates filed a complaint with the group's state organization. Results were scheduled to be announced last night. Instead, all ballots will be destroyed and the election process will start over again with new ballots being mailed. Winners will be announced Nov. 8, and the state Fraternal Order of Police lodge will help oversee the ballot counting.
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BY SUN STAFF WRITERS | February 13, 2003
County Executive Janet S. Owens plans to cut cost-of-living increases for thousands of employees, including public safety unions and all Board of Education employees, her spokeswoman said yesterday. Spokeswoman Jody Hedeman Couser attributed the cuts to projected revenue shortfalls and expected state budget cuts. "In light of the current financial situation, pay increases and all pending capital projects are continuously under review for affordability," Couser said. Aside from Board of Education employees, those affected will be the sheriff's deputies of Teamsters Local 103; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2563; International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1563; the Anne Arundel County Police Sergeants Association; and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70. It is unclear how much the cuts will save the county for the next fiscal year, which will begin July 1, Couser said.
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By SUN STAFF | May 21, 2006
Gary W. McLhinney Occupation Chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. He oversees 450 sworn police officers who patrol the state's ports, airport, highway tunnels, bridges and toll facilities. In the news McLhinney's police force at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is coming under criticism for using officers to escort celebrities. The chief also had said he was considering stepping down from his post to run for Harford County sheriff; he announced his decision not to run last week.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | August 25, 1994
Baltimore's rank-and-file police officers last night rejected a proposed contract that would have given them an 8 1/4 percent pay raise over the next two years, but higher-ranking officers approved the raise, police union officials said.Officers turned down the contract by a 550-365 vote, while supervisors -- sergeants and lieutenants -- approved it 118-97, said Officer Gary McLhinney, a national trustee for the Fraternal Order of Police.He said the union will be returning to the negotiating table.
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By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
A contentious season of labor negotiations with county government settled slightly last week as detention center officers and sheriff's deputies ratified one-year contracts.Some 550 county firefighters have already approved a contract, and the 435-member police union is scheduled to vote tomorrow.But the real fireworks involving organized labor are set to go off Wednesday, when the County Council holds an impasse hear ing on a disagreement between the Neall administration and two large locals of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Baltimore County sheriff's deputies are the latest group of employees to reach a three-year labor agreement with the county. County officials said Wednesday that members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 25 approved a contract similar to those other unions in the county have approved in recent weeks. The deal guarantees no furloughs or layoffs through 2016, and provides a 3 percent bonus in 2014, as well as a 3 percent cost-of-living allowance in 2015. The union represents 75 employees.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
For years, the 122 officers and civilians who work for the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Eastern District have worked in a cramped, oddly designed station in Pasadena. Prisoners have to be shuttled down a hallway between booking and holding areas. Officers do not have enough room to write reports. Computer wires dangle from the ceilings. And people often can't find the station, which is tucked away off Mountain Road. The police are about to get new digs, though.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2013
An interesting detail emerged after a gray Chevy Cobalt hit two Baltimore police officers Wednesday and led dozens of patrol cars and a police helicopter on a chase: the state license plates affixed to the car started with "FPD" and carried a law-enforcement style, star-shaped insignia. Baltimore police said the car was driven by Alycia Marie Hoffman, 25, a Bel Air woman with a lengthy arrest record, according to court records. She has no known law enforcement background and did not own the car. Released through the Fraternal Order of Police Maryland State Lodge, the plates were issued to a retired Harford County deputy sheriff who owns the car, Maryland FOP president Rodney Bartlett said.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2010
Surviving spouses of firefighters and police officers who served fewer than 20 years would receive a higher baseline pension under a bill introduced by two Baltimore City Council members Monday night. Under a major pension overhaul passed earlier this year, widows and widowers of those who served at least 20 years are paid at least $16,000 a year. The bill, which was introduced by Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke and Councilman James B. Kraft, at the request of the Fraternal Order of Police and the firefighters' unions, would extend that minimum to any current surviving spouse of a public safety office.
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August 31, 2007
Man, 25, pleads guilty to robbing ex-employer A 25-year-old Baltimore man admitted yesterday to using a gun to rob his former employer -- Bowman Restaurant and Pub -- in May. Nathaniel Green pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to two counts of armed robbery. Green and another man entered the restaurant on Harford Road in Carney about 9:30 a.m. May 2 while employees were preparing for lunchtime customers. One worker escaped and ran next door to the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4, where a retired officer quickly called 911. Meanwhile, the two suspects -- armed with a shotgun and a knife -- demanded money, rifled through an open safe and locked the three remaining employees in a walk-in refrigerator, according to charging documents.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | July 22, 2007
County Executive John R. Leopold might seek legislation to settle a dispute over the Police Department's recent ban on officers taking second jobs at businesses that serve alcohol. Leopold said he is considering stepping in after a veteran officer sued the Anne Arundel County Police Department in protest of Chief James Teare Sr.'s order, based on an opinion he sought from the county's Ethics Commission. Teare rescinded his ban July 11, the day the suit was filed, pending the outcome of the case.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2001
The union that represents Baltimore police officers has begun an aggressive campaign to raise money for its political action committee with the goal of donating thousands of dollars to candidates across the state. Gary McLhinney, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, said he started the effort two weeks ago and hopes to raise $100,000 by the end of next year by having officers donate $1 to $3 of each paycheck to the committee. "We can't strike or boycott, so we have to influence the process in other ways," McLhinney said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1999
Baltimore Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier has ordered 35 officers to rotate to new jobs Friday, the day he resigns, prompting critics to charge that he is taking a "parting shot" at his troops.Frazier's policy of moving officers to new jobs every three years, which he instituted shortly after he arrived in 1994, has been disputed from the start. Police union officials said yesterday that such personnel decisions should not be implemented by a lame-duck commissioner."What a slap in the face," said Officer Gary McLhinney, president of Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 3.The department's chief spokesman, Robert W. Weinhold Jr., said the moves are routine and had been planned since June.
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By Andrew A. Green and Greg Garland and Andrew A. Green and Greg Garland,sun reporters | October 6, 2006
Amid an intensifying debate in the gubernatorial campaign about crime-fighting, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. accepted the endorsement of the state Fraternal Order of Police yesterday. Leaders in the union, which also endorsed Ehrlich four years ago, praised the Republican for his leadership. But hours earlier, members of another law enforcement union, which has endorsed Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley for governor, questioned whether Ehrlich has properly supported state troopers during his term.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN REPORTER | September 29, 2006
Baltimore's top cop and the Police Department's union president denounced yesterday a political ad from Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. that says city officers make thousands of unlawful arrests of black residents. "It's absolutely false," Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm said. "The men and women of this department risk their lives every single day for the betterment of this city ... and I'm simply not going to let them be put into some kind of political quagmire." Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 President Paul M. Blair Jr. said he was equally disgusted by the radio ad that began airing Wednesday on black radio stations in the Baltimore and Washington markets and features prominent attorney William H. "Billy" Murphy Jr. "We believe we're political punching bags," Blair said.
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