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TPOA wins Tucson police union election

The Tucson Police Officers Association has fended off an organizing challenge from another police union, the Fraternal Order of Police. TPOA received 58 percent of the vote in balloting among officers, detectives and sergeants this week.... Read more»

Council OKs Magnus as new TPD chief

Chris Magnus, the police chief of Richmond, Calif., has been appointed as the new head of the Tucson Police Department. The City Council unanimously approved City Manager Michael Ortega's pick Tuesday night.... Read more»2

Magnus tapped to be new TPD chief

Chris Magnus, the police chief of Richmond, Calif., has been selected by City Manager Mike Ortega to be the new head of the Tucson Police Department. Malik Aziz, a deputy chief in Dallas who was the pick of many TPD union leaders, withdrew his name from consideration.... Read more»

Committee, cops union split on pick for TPD chief

A citizens panel that interviewed the three finalists to become the next Tucson police chief made a clear choice Thursday, but expressed reservations about the lack of local candidates. The police union, meanwhile, was lukewarm at best about all three potential top cops, with the least support evident for the committee's first choice. ... Read more»3

Cops union: Bolger apology not enough

Saying that a statement by Ward 2 Chief of Staff Katie Bolger isn't enough, the president of Tucson's police union again called Wednesday for the aide to City Councilman Paul Cunningham to step down. "Ms. Bolger repeatedly attempted to use her position to garner special treatment," TPD Officer Bill Bonanno said.... Read more»

St. Patrick's parade, festival will honor founders

The annual St. Patrick’s Day festival and parade will honor its creators this year. It’s a fitting theme following the death last week of one of the founders, Mike Haggerty, who was to have been the event's grand marshal.... Read more»

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City Council won't consider changing overtime pay rules

The City Council voted 6-0 Wednesday to drop further consideration of new overtime rules that would require 40 hours of on the job work before an employee could earn overtime pay.... Read more»