Recent California Cases May Signal Erosion in Vested Pension Benefits

Recent California Cases May Signal Erosion in Vested Pension Benefits

Kasey Christopher Clark, Chief Counsel CSLEA FOP Lodge #77 Two recent decisions of California Appellate Courts (Marin Assn. of Public Employees v. Marin County Employees’ Retirement Assn. and Cal Fire Local 2881 et al., v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System) have called into question what was believed to be longstanding pension protections for existing employees.… Continue Reading

New CHP Public Safety Dispatchers Learn More about CHP-PSDA and CSLEA

New CHP Public Safety Dispatchers Learn More about CHP-PSDA and CSLEA

RIVERSIDE –  On January 17, 2017, 11 California Highway Patrol employees training to become CHP dispatchers met with representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the CSLEA affiliate CHP-Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA).  The New Employee Orientation (NEO) was held that the CHP Ben Clark Training Center in Riverside. “The job they… Continue Reading

San Diego Man Pleads Guilty to 2013 Christmas Eve Triple Murder

San Diego Man Pleads Guilty to 2013 Christmas Eve Triple Murder

SAN DIEGO – A triple murder outside a Mission Valley shopping mall on December 23-24 2013 went unresolved for more than three years, until suspect Carlo Mercado, 31, pleaded guilty on January 12, 2017. Mercado pleaded guilty to three counts of murder with special circumstance allegations for the murders of Ilona Flint, 22, Gianni Belvedere,… Continue Reading

ABC Agents Post Notice of Suspension at Oakland Liquor Store

ABC Agents Post Notice of Suspension at Oakland Liquor Store

OAKLAND -An Oakland liquor store is prohibited from selling alcohol for 45 days for numerous reasons including an illegal weapon found inside the business. California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents posted the 45-day suspension notice at State Market Liquor on Willow Street on January 12, 2017 after a store employee resisted and delayed Oakland police… Continue Reading

67 Arrested in Operation “Bad Blood” Targeting Inland Empire Gangs

67 Arrested in Operation “Bad Blood” Targeting Inland Empire Gangs

FONTANA –  On January 12, 2017, the Fontana Police Department announced the conclusion of a six-month investigation that targeted two violent gangs in San Bernardino County.  The investigation led to the arrests of 67 suspects and the seizure of weapons, ammunition, prescription medications, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. Operation “Bad Blood” involved more than 350 law… Continue Reading

CSLEA Visits Cadets at Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Academy

CSLEA Visits Cadets at Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Academy

OROVILLE – On January 13, 2016, representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA), and its affiliate Resources Protection Peace Officers Association (RPPOA), met with  23 California Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) warden cadets (including two who will be sworn in as wardens on Tuesday, January 17, 2017)  at the Law Enforcement Academy at Butte… Continue Reading

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