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Municipalities can discipline police officers without negotiation, court rules

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Schenectady and other municipalities throughout the state have the right to discipline their own officers, rather than turning to an arbitrator to make the decision, the Court of Appeals has ruled. In a long-awaited decision, the state’s highest court ruled unanimously that discipline isn’t a matter of union negotiation. Any municipality that had laws governing police discipline before the Taylor Law went into effect can still use those laws to discipline officers, the court ruled. ...

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