64th Biennial National FOP Conference in New Orleans has ended. Thank you to the Delegates from our Lodge who attended the Conference and conducted FOP business. Congratulations to the elected 2019-2021 National FOP Executive Board: President, Patrick Yoes; Vice President, Joe Gamaldi; 2nd VP, Les Neri; Secretary, Jimmy Holderfield; Treasurer, Tom Penoza; Sergeant-at-Arms, Keith Turney.
8/12/19 Lodge #3 is proud to announce that our Lodge Secretary, Lisa Riha, has been elected, without opposition, to serve as the Trustee from Maryland on the National FOP Board of Directors. Congratulations, Trustee Riha!
All, The Shiflett family has asked that we express their sincere gratitude for the expressions of support they have received both from inside the BPD and the community. Bill has begun his road to recovery and the family and medical staff have asked that visitors be limited for the time being so that he can rest and focus on his recuperation. Updates to follow. Thank you. Mike Mancuso
Posted on Twitter: President Mike Mancuso was able to spend some time with Sgt Shiflett today and is happy to report that, as members of the Baltimore Police Dept. already know, Bill is as tough as ever. Although in severe pain, he forced himself out of his hospital bed to stand. Keep at it Brother...we've got your back!
President Mancuso reports that Sgt. Billy Shiflett is out of surgery and is in stable condition. We thank everyone for their prayers and support at this difficult time.
President Mike Mancuso, Secretary Lisa Riha, and Sgt. William MacDonald are currently at Shock Trauma seeing to the needs of our injured member and family. We will update when able. Prayers are requested.
June 25, 2019 STATEMENT REGARDING BPD MICRO-ZONES STRATEGY While FOP #3 applauds the Baltimore Police Department for trying to find a method to control the ongoing violence in the City, we feel that the micro-zones, recently announced, are nothing more than the regurgitation of past efforts. Approximately 5 months ago, I met with former Mayor Pugh to discuss newly hired Police Commissioner...
Today Baltimore Police has 625 (400 short of what is needed) full duty Police Officers assigned to Patrol. When Comm. Harrison started there were 658 full duty Officers. Where did they go? On average, 30% of Officers working in Patrol, on any given day, are on OT. We are a fatigued Dept. and those numbers are a safety issue for our Officers and our citizens.
Today, there was a hearing in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City regarding 12 Complaints to Show Cause that were filed by SBWLAW on behalf of 17 officers who had administrative disciplinary charges filed in excess of the 1 years statute of limitations under the LEOBR. After a very well presented argument by Adam Davey from SBWLAW, the Honorable Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill ruled in favor...
June 7, 2019 To the Members of FOP #3: Four months ago, Baltimore City was introduced to our current Police Commissioner, Michael Harrison. Upon his arrival, he made a media tour of Baltimore, proclaiming his successes in New Orleans and decreeing to all that he was here to reform the Baltimore Police Department, implement the Consent Decree, and forge a strong partnership with the community. To...
Sgt. Ethan Newberg was released from CBIF this morning after agreeing to a $200,000 unsecured bond He is not required to post $200,000; only to sign an agreement acknowledging that he would be responsible to pay $200,000 if he fails to appear in court or violates the conditions of his release.
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-body-worn-camera-footage-policy-20190605-story.html Transparency? Really? Command members from Captains to the Police Commissioner do not even have Body Worn Cameras let alone wear them. Why not? They are also on the street interacting with the public! Command members do not attend In Service Training as do Officers, Sgts, and Lts. Commanders...
To our officers at the Harbor tonight: Protect each other and don't fall into the trap that they are only kids. Some are criminals! Keep the current policies and Consent Decree in mind. If ordered to arrest put the name of the on-scene Commander in all reporting. Mike Mancuso