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Police Cameras Bring Problems of Their Own

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As more police agencies equip officers with body cameras in response to public pressure, authorities are discovering they create problems of their own: how to analyze, process and store the mountains of video each camera generates. Prosecutors in northern Colorado recently spent hours poring over a dozen videos captured by police wearing cameras. The case? An arrest for drunk and ... Read More »

Legal bills go unabated at public-safety pension fund

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The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System’s spending on outside legal counsel continued largely unabated in February, bringing its total to $1.1 million for the fiscal year. Records given to the pension system’s trustees Wednesday show that outside legal bills for February totaled $128,181, and the trust has overspent its fiscal year budget for outside legal counsel by at least $817,885. ... Read More »

Workers’ comp limits under review at Arizona Legislature

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul employee Shawntelle Allen was helping co-workers move some donations in January 2001. Allen, who typically worked as the organization’s volunteer coordinator, drove a delivery truck to a Phoenix warehouse to pick up household goods to haul to a thrift store in Mesa. At the warehouse, she stepped into the back of the truck to ... Read More »

Phoenix budget sidesteps soaring pension costs

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If Phoenix’s bill for the police and fire pension system were payments on a mortgage, the city is looking to take out a larger loan just so it can afford its skyrocketing payments today. That scenario is playing out as City Manager Ed Zuercher pushes a budget plan that would require the city to increase taxpayers’ long-term pension debt for ... Read More »

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