The Uniform Peace Officers’ Disciplinary Act

On November 18, 2010, in Discipline Defense Law, Police Officers, by TSR-Law

Most employers are required to follow the statutory requirements contained in the Uniform Peace Officers’ Disciplinary Act (“UPODA”) when it comes to discipline for police officers. All police officers should be aware of their rights under the Act: Whenever an officer is the subject of a formal interrogation the employer is required to provide the […]

Radja Obtains 2.2 Million Dollar Verdict for Willow Springs Police Officers

On September 22, 2010, in Discipline Defense Law, Law, Pension, Police Law, Police Officers, by TSR-Law

After deliberating for approximately six hours over two days, a Federal Jury found that former Willow Springs Officers were wrongfully terminated. The Jury awarded Officers Bobby Sims and Phillip Wiseman 2.2 million after the two week long jury trial in Federal Court. The Officers were terminated in 2002 in violation of their First Amendment and […]

What you should know about your spouse’s pension benefit

Police Pension Boards Do Not Have Authority to Issue Annual Cost-of-Living Increase to Surviving Spouse of Disabled Officer The Illinois Supreme Court has decided that Police Pension Boards do not have the authority to award annual pension increases to surviving spouses of officers receiving line of duty disability benefits. The decision of the Supreme Court […]

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