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Firefighter’s Training Injury Not Suffered During ‘Emergency’

Sean T. Heneghan was a firefighter for the City of Evanston, Illinois. In June 2016, Heneghan participated in a voluntary live fire exercise held at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy. His participation in this exercise was part of a firefighter training course, and his attenda

When Must Federal Employment Claims Be Arbitrated?

John Brooks and Gregory Simmons were police officers for the City of Pekin, Illinois. Brooks and Simmons sued the City and a number of Department employees in federal court. They alleged that their problems began when Simmons made an internal harassment complaint against his shift commander, Lieuten

Release Of Disciplinary Records Does Not Violate Constitution

Responding to the police reform movement, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced in June that he would end New Jersey’s decades-long practice of shielding the identities of law enforcement officers receiving major discipline for misconduct. Believing he could best improve the public’s t