- The Fraternal Order of Police, the largest police unions in the U.S., was barred from discussions on a new police reform plan
- The plan was ironed out by members of the AFL-CIO, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Service Employees International Union
- John Paul Smith, a United Steel Workers staffer, said local FOP leaders’ ‘incendiary rhetoric’ made labors’ job more difficult
- The plan would require officers to intervene when they see a colleague in the police union engaging in harmful practices
- Jim Pasco, the executive director of the Fraternal Order, said he was ‘fascinated by the plan,’ but does not ‘have anything to say about it’
One of the largest police unions was barred from discussions on a new police reform plan that hopes to end unions’ unquestioning solidarity with officers accused of poor conduct – and encourage cops to intervene if they notice a colleague acting wrongfully.
The Fraternal Order of the Police represents 356,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges throughout the country but was not included in the police reform plans developed by the AFL-CIO, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Service Employees International Union.
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