In a March 30, 2017, circular letter, CalPERS identified changes to the way industrial disability retirements (IDRs) are to be handled and processed by local agencies. In addition to auditing the IDRs processed by contracting local agencies, CalPERS has made clear that it intends to take a harder line on both approving and continuing IDRs for CalPERS members of local agencies.
Brian Ross Attorney Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC On March 2, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in City of San Jose v. Superior Court (2017) S218066, in which it held that City officials were required to publicly disclose work-related electronic communications from their personal electronic accounts and devices. The case […]
Anthony Gomez Second Vice President Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association On February 9, with the assistance of Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP, the Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association ratified a substantial new contract with the County of Fresno. This deal came about after many years of modest contract increases and even a painful decrease, which included furloughs […]
Anne Marie Schubert District Attorney County of Sacramento Mike Ramos District Attorney County of San Bernardino There are nearly 750 people on California’s death row who are evil. One example of evil is death row killer Hung Thanh Mai, who executed CHP Officer Don Burt Jr. in 1996 during a traffic stop. Officer Burt’s father, […]
LORALEE OLEJNIK Community Relations Specialist City of San Diego Emergency Medical Services Across California and the nation, a movement is underway to equip law enforcement officers with lifesaving automated external defibrillator (AED) devices that restart hearts that have stopped beating. Take Robert Hoadley as a success story in this effort. In April 2011, the then […]
Does law enforcement need its own medical specialty? Mass shootings, terrorist attacks and unprecedented shootings of police officers in 2016 strongly support the answer yes. MARK CANNON, M.D. Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Critical Care Medicine Specialist Anesthesia Service Medical Group; Sharp Memorial Hospital; University of California, San Diego; Chula Vista Police Department In the early 1990s, specific […]
64th Annual PORAC Conference of Members Disneyland® Hotel November 17-20, 2016 The Conference of Members was hosted by Region II and co-chaired by Executive Directors Randy Beintema and Jacky Parks. 605 delegates representing 137 associations attended to elect a vice president; vote on bylaws; receive organizational, trust and benefit updates; and network on the important […]