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Learn who is eligible to receive PSOB benefits, how to appeal if your application was denied and how the program processes COVID-19-related claims
The grants are for 118 projects to aid public safety efforts and, in some cases, address law enforcement staffing issues that arose during COVID-19
The law applies to those who got sick with the virus from March 9, 2020, through June 30, 2021 and assumes they contracted it because of work
Court Section officers are caught up in a lawsuit over conditions at borough courthouses and remain under a federal judge’s order to wear masks
Bill was inspired by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s brother, Sgt. Joaquin Mendoza, who fell ill to being infected with COVID-19 but was denied full disability benefits
Mayor Eric Adams told shop owners to forbid patrons from entering with masks on in order to capture their image on video in case a crime occurs
Comptroller Susana Mendoza accused the city of setting impossible standards for cops to receive benefits
The study was spurred after hundreds of suspects were released on zero-dollar bail during the COVID-19 pandemic and then rearrested in Yolo County, Calif.
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