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“[The lawsuit] shows the nature of the disciplinary process of the state police, which is a clique to ensure the safety of superiors.”, Bailey told the AP

Pa. trooper targets state police commish in whistle-blower suit

3/24/2008, 1:30 p.m. EDTBy JOE MANDAK

The Associated Press

   

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A state trooper said he was reassigned and demoted after he gave another trooper a speeding ticket and after he filed an internal complaint against two other troopers who allegedly brandished firearms while arresting an unarmed civilian.

Trooper Zigmund Paul Jendrzejewski filed a 17-page federal lawsuit in Johnstown targeting state police Commissioner Col. Jeffrey Miller and three other top officials.

Jendrzejewski’s attorney, Don Bailey, said his client has more than 20 years experience as a patrol officer. While the lawsuit is about the trooper’s specific situation, it shows there is a double standard for state police brass and troopers who break laws and regulations, Bailey said. Continue reading

Gov. Rendell has awarded more than $1 billion in no-bid contracts

7:42 AM

Rendell taking heat over no-bid contracts

GOP wants more scrutiny of practice. State official: Only tiny percent of deals no-bid.

The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH – Gov. Ed Rendell has awarded more than $1 billion in no-bid contracts since he took office in 2003, prompting some lawmakers to call for additional scrutiny of such spending, a newspaper reported. Continue reading