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2011

Victory

2011, Articles|

VICTORY     Even with the polls showing a 20+ point lead, on the days proceeding November 8th, I was not completely confident of victory.   On election night Jeff Pedicino and OPBA attorney Joe Hegedus attended the gathering in Columbus to watch the results and Executive board members Tom Austin, Brian Johnston, OPBA attorneys [...]

THOUGHTS HERE AND THERE

2011, Articles|

THOUGHTS HERE AND THERE Randall Weltman, Esq.     Caught in Crossfire   Police officers are trained to protect themselves from all lines of fire.  They are taught to stay a step, and a thought, ahead of their aggressor.   Senate Bill 5 is one such aggressive force.  That legislation’s quest to weaken public [...]

Where does the money come from

2011, Articles|

Where does the money come from? By:  Michael J. Hostler, OPBA Attorney We all know the famous line from the movie Jerry Maguire: “Show Me the Money”.  In negotiations, the OPBA utilizes public records requests to get the basic financial status of the opposition.  A large amount of money comes from the State as [...]

Workers’ Compensation Coverage Clarification

2011, Articles|

Court of Appeals Clarifies Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Injuries Sustained by Law Enforcement in Off-Duty Details By:  Michelle Sullivan, Allotta Farley and Widman Co., LPA   When an officer or deputy signs up for off-duty details or projects, one concern that frequently comes to mind is:  “who will cover my medical treatment and lost wages [...]

Case Law Update Article

2011, Articles|

Article by: Max V. Rieker, OPBA Attorney     CASE LAW UPDATE:  Riotte v. City of Cleveland, et al. and Orick v. City of Dayton, et al.   Most of the case law discussed in Police Beat tends to center around recent benchmark federal court cases and significant Ohio Supreme Court cases that could [...]

IS THE “DISPLAY” OF A WEAPON A USE OF FORCE?

2011, Articles|

IS THE “DISPLAY” OF A WEAPON A USE OF FORCE?   Max Rieker, OPBA Attorney   In the course of their employment, law enforcement officers often find themselves deciding whether to use force and, if so, how much force to use.  What is a use of force and what is not?   In its [...]

It Has Been a Fight From the Beginning: Rocky I – IV

2011, Articles|

It Has Been a Fight From the Beginning: Rocky I – IV By:  Mark Volcheck, OPBA Attorney     While Senate Bill 5 is the first major legislative attack on public sector unions since Ohio’s collective bargaining law was adopted by the General Assembly and signed by Democratic Governor Richard Celeste in 1983, it [...]

THEY’RE EVERYWHERE…

2011, Articles|

THEY’RE EVERYWHERE…     I’m sure our members are aware that their rights are under furious attack from Republicans in the Senate, House of Representatives and the governor’s office.  But if you think these are the only Republicans trying to screw you, you would be wrong. The State Employment Relations Board (“SERB”) is now [...]

POLICE BEAT ARTICLE – 2011

2011, Articles|

POLICE BEAT ARTICLE By:  Joseph Hegedus, OPBA Attorney     While technological advances sometimes result in contributing to a more complex and difficult workplace for law enforcement employees, certainly, some devices have provided more effective and efficient tools for combating crime. In addition, all of this evolving technology has provided the courts with novel [...]