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Nassau County COBA fighting poor jail searches

By |2017-02-23T15:11:54+00:00February 15th, 2017|Justice System, Media, Officers, Work Injury|

An internal investigation into a former Nassau County jail nurse has reportedly been mishandled and Nassau County COBA President is fighting for answers.  After a long series of letters, articles, press conferences, and investigations, former Nassau County Jail nurse Chantiel Cox was charged and arrested February 3rd, 2017 for smuggling contraband to inmates. Nassau County [...]

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY & THE NEW FIREARM POSSESSION/PURCHASING RULES

By |2020-07-21T20:06:30+00:00January 13th, 2017|Officers, Social Security|

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY & THE NEW FIREARM POSSESSION/PURCHASING RULES By:  Sean Patrick Riordan, Esq. I have received several calls and inquiries regarding the “new Social Security Administration Regulations” regarding firearm possession /purchase for those receiving Social Security Disability (“SSD”) benefits. To that effect, the Social Security Administration has implemented, as [...]

Part two; Protecting our Correction Officers

By |2016-12-19T20:58:01+00:00October 20th, 2016|Justice System, Media, Officers|

Some time ago, I wrote a post titled From Illinois to New York, Solutions for Understaffed Jails. The articles referenced in the post outlined the grave environment that jails have transformed into for inmates and correction officers. An unsafe work environment for Corrections Officers ultimately leads to poor conditions for inmates. Inmates have quick and [...]

From New York to Illinois, Solutions For Understaffed Jails

By |2016-11-22T20:59:21+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Justice System, Media, Officers|

Teamsters Local 700 in Lake County, Illinois have stepped up for the areas overworked correctional officers. Too often are jails understaffed leaving their correctional officers working a recently mandated and regulated over time, putting themselves at more of a risk then they all ready do. Correctional officers also bear the weight of gender-specific duties. In [...]

Deadline extension for Zadroga Act claim

By |2016-11-22T21:01:49+00:00September 14th, 2016|Officers|

Those effected by the catastrophic events of September 11th, 2001 were just given an extension to file for a claim under the Zadroga Act. This legislation was reauthorized on December 18th, 2015. According to the 9/11 Veterans Compensation Fund, filing deadline has been extended from October 3rd, 2016 to December 18th, 2020. The extension was [...]

Standing Firm

By |2016-06-23T22:12:46+00:00May 30th, 2016|Justice System, Officers, Work Injury|

A New York State Correction Officer suffered severe injuries yesterday when a package, left at his home, exploded. Although it is mere presumption at this early juncture that this incident had anything to do with the officer’s job, the presumption begs the question “Who is protecting those that protect us?” The bedrock of our society [...]

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