Public Safety http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Two lawsuits accuse Cincinnati council members of violating local, state law in holding private meetings http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/two-lawsuits-accuse-cincinnati-council-members-violating-local-state-law-holding-priv <div class="node-body article-body">Two recent lawsuits accuse Cincinnati council members of holding illegal, private meetings related to the employment status of Cincinnati's city manager.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/two-lawsuits-accuse-cincinnati-council-members-violating-local-state-law-holding-priv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/two-lawsuits-accuse-cincinnati-council-members-violating-local-state-law-holding-priv#comments Courts Administration Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:14:00 +0000 81551 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld, one of the council members named in the lawsuit. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:P.G._Sittenfeld">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Illinois village's assault weapons ban challenged in county court days after introduction http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-villages-assault-weapons-ban-challenged-county-court-days-after-introduction <div class="node-body article-body">Days after the village of Deerfield, Ill. instituted a ban on assault weapons, it’s being challenged in court.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-villages-assault-weapons-ban-challenged-county-court-days-after-introduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-villages-assault-weapons-ban-challenged-county-court-days-after-introduction#comments Courts Mon, 09 Apr 2018 19:35:00 +0000 81531 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 13.3px; background-color: rgb(248, 249, 250);">A Colt AR-15 A3 Tactical Carbine. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AR15_A3_Tactical_Carbine_pic1.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</span></p> Rescuing the rescuers http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers <div class="field-deck"> Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers#comments Emergency Management Fire Health & Welfare Law Enforcement Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:05:00 +0000 81431 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why forensic DNA software is a major advantage to crime solving http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-forensic-dna-software-major-advantage-crime-solving <div class="node-body blog-body">Forensic scientist John Buckleton explains the advantages of using forensic DNA interpretation software to solve complex criminal investigations and cold cases.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-forensic-dna-software-major-advantage-crime-solving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-forensic-dna-software-major-advantage-crime-solving#comments Law Enforcement Viewpoints Wed, 28 Mar 2018 19:25:00 +0000 81391 at http://americancityandcounty.com Ransomware attack causes outages across Atlanta city servers http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/ransomware-attack-causes-outages-across-atlanta-city-servers <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating a ransomware attack that struck Atlanta city servers on March 22.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/ransomware-attack-causes-outages-across-atlanta-city-servers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/ransomware-attack-causes-outages-across-atlanta-city-servers#comments Government Security Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:24:00 +0000 81351 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Keisha_Lance_Bottoms.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Local police identify Austin bombings suspect, who killed himself as police closed in http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/local-police-identify-austin-bombings-suspect-who-killed-himself-police-closed <div class="node-body article-body">The suspect behind the recent string of bombings in Austin, Texas blew himself up on March 21 after Austin police identified him and moved in to apprehend him. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/local-police-identify-austin-bombings-suspect-who-killed-himself-police-closed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/local-police-identify-austin-bombings-suspect-who-killed-himself-police-closed#comments Law Enforcement Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:40:00 +0000 81331 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Austin Police Department advisory on Austin bombings. Image via <a href="https://twitter.com/Austin_Police/media">Austin Police Department</a>.</p> Wildfires offer gut check on your emergency communications strategy http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/wildfires-offer-gut-check-your-emergency-communications-strategy <div class="node-body blog-body">Daniel Graff-Radford, chief product officer of critical communications company OnSolve, explains how officials and agencies can use emergency mass notification systems to prepare and manage communications during wildfires and other emergencies.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/wildfires-offer-gut-check-your-emergency-communications-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/wildfires-offer-gut-check-your-emergency-communications-strategy#comments Communications Viewpoints Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:13:00 +0000 81321 at http://americancityandcounty.com Pennsylvania city mayor convicted in corruption trial http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/pennsylvania-city-mayor-convicted-corruption-trial <div class="node-body article-body">On March 1, longtime Allentown, Pa. Mayor Ed Pawlowski was convicted of 47 federal crimes in a corruption trial. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/pennsylvania-city-mayor-convicted-corruption-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/pennsylvania-city-mayor-convicted-corruption-trial#comments Courts Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:38:00 +0000 81311 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Former Allentown, Pa. Mayor Ed Pawlowski. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ed_Pawlowski_Allentown_Mayor.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> 5 municipal judges denied reappointment following Austin performance review http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/5-municipal-judges-denied-reappointment-following-austin-performance-review <div class="node-body article-body">As a result of the city’s first performance review of sitting municipal judges, the Austin, Texas, City Council voted to not re-appoint five judges. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/5-municipal-judges-denied-reappointment-following-austin-performance-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/5-municipal-judges-denied-reappointment-following-austin-performance-review#comments Courts Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:35:00 +0000 81231 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:3D_Judges_Gavel.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Nashville mayor resigns, pleads guilty to felony theft amid adultery scandal http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/nashville-mayor-resigns-pleads-guilty-felony-theft-amid-adultery-scandal <div class="node-body article-body">Nashville, Tenn., Mayor Megan Barry has resigned, received three years of probation and reimbursed the city $11,000 for illegal expenditures following a plea agreement in a theft case.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/nashville-mayor-resigns-pleads-guilty-felony-theft-amid-adultery-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/nashville-mayor-resigns-pleads-guilty-felony-theft-amid-adultery-scandal#comments Courts Finance Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:35:00 +0000 81221 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Recently resigned Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry speaks at an event in 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Forum_highlights_women-owned_small_businesses_160317-A-EO110-005.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>