Police Superintendent Eddie Compass plans to assemble a tribunal to hear the cases of some 250 police officers, who left their posts without permission during Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath.
The purpose of the tribunal is to separate the "outright deserters" from those with a legitimate reason for not showing up for work. In all, 249 officers (15 percent of the force) are believed to have been absent without permission.
Compass says, "We have a penalty schedule for each violation, and when that process takes place, individuals will have the right to appeal the decisions made by the bureau chiefs. The final decision and recommendation will be by me as superintendent of police."
Mayor Ray Nagin says the city attorney's office will review Compass' plan to ensure that it falls within civil service regulations, AHN reports.
Lieutenant David Benelli, president of the Police Association of New Orleans, says true deserters should be fired, "For those who left because of cowardice, they don't need to be here. If you're a deserter and you deserted your post for no other reason than you were scared, then you left the department and I don't see any need for you to come back."
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities