LEO Round Table is an internet based law enforcement talk show. This is episode 68, recorded on 08/22/2016, with the following on-air personalities: Chip DeBlock (Host), Luke Lirot (Attorney), Bret Bartlett, Mark Hopper and David D’Agresta. This is a 1-hour show that was broadcast live and added to our YouTube channel. We plan to start broadcasting shows live every Monday evening at 7 pm EST (the 2nd Monday of every month will be at 8 pm EST). In addition to your host, the other panelists (except for Attorney Luke Lirot) are retired or active law enforcement officers.

Topic 1 concerns the Chicago (Illinois) City Inspector General’s office recommending the firing of seven (7) Chicago police officers for filing false reports in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke. Quoted in the story is Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Chicago Police Union Head Dean Angelo Sr.

Topic 2 concerns the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) demanding extra pay for officers being asked to wear body cameras. Quoted in the story is FOP Attorney Stephen Lazarus and City Manager Harry Black.

Topic 3 concerns Salem (Massachusetts) Police Officer Jessica Rondinelli having part of her ear bitten off by Emma Wiley.

Topic 4 concerns a ruling by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that the Lexington-Fayette (Kentucky) Urban County Government can reduce COLA benefits to retired police officers and firefighters in their private pension. Quoted in the story is Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Judge Eric L. Clay. Also mentioned are retired Officer Tommy Puckett and retired Firefighter Roger Vance who sued the City.

Topic 5 concerns officers of the Selma (Alabama) Police Department calling in sick during a blue flu. Quoted in the story is Chief John Brock.

Topic 6 concerns California bill AB 2611 which would not permit the release of video or audio footage involving police deaths unless their immediate family agrees. Assemblyman Evan Low drafted the bill.

Topic 7 concerns former Hudson (Wisconsin) Police Officer John Worden resigning after being investigated for having sex nearly 100 times on duty. Quoted in the story is Chief Marty Jensen.

Topic 8 concerns federal Judge G. Murray Snow of Federal Distrcit Court in Phoenix referring criminal contempt charges against Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The referral also includes Captain Steve R. Bailey and Attorney Michele M. Lafrate.

Topic 9 concerns the Grand Isle (Vermont) County Sheriff’s Department settling a discrimination suit involving Mexican citizen Lorenzo Alcudia for $30,000. Mentioned in the story is Sgt. Blake Allen and the driver of the vehicle, Kerry Martin.

Topic 10 concerns former Roswell (Georgia) Police Sergeant Silvia Cotriss being fired for flying the Confederate flag at her home.