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Sounding the Alarm: Officers Need Mental Health Backup

The Washington Times reports that Police Officers are increasingly falling victim to the ravages of hopelessness while facing increased scrutiny from the community-at-large. This adds to the traditional job stresses such as the horror of crime scenes… Read More
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Government Employees Have Right to Counsel in Investigation Interviews

All federal government employees should be aware of their right to counsel when contacted for an investigative interview. Recent news reports indicate that numerous persons, some within the State Department, have been contacted by investigators to di… Read More
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Award winning journalist interviews Founding Partner J. Michael Hannon

This week, award-winning investigative journalist Rachel Polansky and photographer Kirk Erwin did this important story on Founding Partner J. Michael Hannon’s efforts to save the mangroves in Matlacha, Florida. NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myer… Read More
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Founding Partner J. Michael Hannon helps win case in Matlacha, Florida

Founding Partner J. Michael Hannon helped his winter home of Matlacha, Florida, defeat efforts by neighboring Cape Coral to annex land at the entrance to the Matlacha Island.  NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida Read More
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FOREIGN SERVICE GRIEVANCE BOARD ORDERS REINSTATEMENT OF OFFICER REPRESENTED BY HANNON LAW GROUP

On June 27, 2019, the Foreign Service Grievance Board ordered the reinstatement of a Foreign Service Officer represented by Daniel S. Crowley and Karey L. Hart.    Read More
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HANNON LAW GROUP WINS DECISION AT D.C. OFFICE OF EMPLOYEE APPEALS ON THE DISTRICT PERSONNEL MANUAL’S 90-DAY RULE

The D.C. Office of Employee Appeals recently issued its first decision reversing a District government employee’s termination for the agency’s violation of the 90-day rule found in Chapter 16 of the District Personnel Manual.  Read More
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HANNON LAW GROUP WINS IMPORTANT DECISION CONCERNING D.C. EMPLOYEE USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA

An employee with the D.C. Department of Corrections, represented by Karey L. Hart and Daniel S. Crowley, won reinstatement with full back pay and benefits after being fired for medical marijuana use. In September of 2018, the DOC removed the employee… Read More
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HLG WINS GRIEVANCE ON D.C. EMPLOYEE INCIDENT REPORTING

HLG WINS GRIEVANCE ON D.C. EMPLOYEE INCIDENT REPORTING Four District of Columbia employees, represented by J. Scott Hagood and Talon R. Hurst, grieved their 9 day suspensions for making false statements in their Incident Reports.  Read More
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HLG WINS GRIEVANCE ON USE OF FORCE

A Department of Corrections Officer won back his job, represented by J. Scott Hagood.  He was terminated for excessive use of force.  We exposed a very sloppy investigation by the agency, which the arbitrator found decisive.  He called the investi… Read More
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Studies Reflect Difficulties in Hiring Police Recruits

The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that the average number of full-time police officers in America has dropped 11% since 1997, from 2.42 to 2.17 per 1,000 residents.  Today’s Washington Times reports the difficu… Read More
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