police http://wrvo.org en East Syracuse votes to merge police force with DeWitt http://wrvo.org/post/east-syracuse-votes-merge-police-force-dewitt <p></p><p>The chief of the East Syracuse police department is now faced with the task of phasing out his force by the end of the year. Residents of the village last night voted to dissolve the department and merge it with the DeWitt police force.</p><p>The village rejected the measure the first time it came up in October 2012, but taxes have gone up 22 percent since then. The town board resurrected the idea this year and <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/east-syracuse-voting-future-police-department" target="_blank">voters passed the measure Tuesday</a>.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:47:06 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54419 at http://wrvo.org East Syracuse votes to merge police force with DeWitt East Syracuse voting on future of police department http://wrvo.org/post/east-syracuse-voting-future-police-department <p></p><p>The village of East Syracuse is deciding this evening whether it can afford to continue staffing a fulltime police force.</p><p>In October 2012, residents of the village voted down the idea of dissolving its police force and merging it with that of neighboring DeWitt. But since that vote, taxes for residents have shot up 22 percent and the town board again approved the measure this spring.</p><p>For Janini&nbsp;Puliatti, having more eyes watching over the village is worth the expense.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:02:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54368 at http://wrvo.org Pulaski to decide on whether to dissolve police department http://wrvo.org/post/pulaski-decide-whether-dissolve-police-department <p>Residents in Pulaski will vote in March to keep or abolish the Pulaski Police Department, but some are worried resources will be stretched too thin. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:10:19 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 31051 at http://wrvo.org Police face higher health risks: UBuffalo study http://wrvo.org/post/police-face-higher-health-risks-ubuffalo-study <p>Due to the stressful nature of police work, law enforcement officers face higher risks of obesity, suicide, sleeplessness and cancer, according to a new study from a University at Buffalo professor who has a unique insight into the issue.</p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:17:17 +0000 Daniel Robison 27302 at http://wrvo.org Police face higher health risks: UBuffalo study Would videotaping interrogations help false confessions? http://wrvo.org/post/would-videotaping-interrogations-help-false-confessions <p>In a criminal trial, nothing makes guilt seem so certain than a confession from the accused. But a surprising number of confessions are not reliable. The incriminating facts often mentioned by police, then repeated later by the suspect.&nbsp;</p><p>Recently, the New York State Bar Association joined the call for police to videotape interrogations. It&#39;s part of an effort to reduce wrongful convictions.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Geoff Storm 21017 at http://wrvo.org Would videotaping interrogations help false confessions? Remembering fallen members of the police force http://wrvo.org/post/remembering-fallen-members-police-force <p>It was a day of remembrance today in Syracuse at the newly renovated Forman Park. Mayor Stephanie Miner, Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler, and Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh were all on hand to honor members of the police force that have fallen in the line of duty.</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 18:32:18 +0000 Matt Johnston 19301 at http://wrvo.org Remembering fallen members of the police force The Syracuse Citizen's Review Board returns http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-citizens-review-board-returns <p>The organization that investigates police brutality by the Syracuse Police Department could be coming back to life. &nbsp;Syracuse Lawmakers December 19th will decide whether to approve a revised law that solves some of the issues that have plagued the Citizen&#39;s Review Board over it&#39;s 17 year history.&nbsp;<br /> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:23:41 +0000 Ellen Abbott 11347 at http://wrvo.org