What's New at FOP 98
Brothers and Sisters,
It is with great pleasure we announce that Officer Greg Hudson was finally vindicated, after a three-year long ordeal of being accused of shooting an HPD officer. It was a very trying and stressful time for Officer Hudson, and we’re glad that he did not succumb to the bullying, nor pressured into making a bad decision. The union and union attorney, Andy Taylor, stepped up and represented Greg during the whole ordeal. Greg was interviewed many times and even polygraphed, and even was called deceitful a couple of times. It saddens me that Homicide Investigator Robles could not fathom the idea of there being a different suspect, which shows that he needs to look at this investigator techniques. By even putting Officer Hudson on TV through media pressure caused a lot of stress, and I am glad that Greg can finally move on with his life, without this dark shadow lingering over him. Read more here.
The 5th Circuit denied Corinth, Texas Chief Walthall's motion for summary judgment and qualified immunity on August 31, 2018. The 5th District upheld Police Officers Rights to form associations and conduct association business, without being retaliated against or denied their 1st Amendment Rights. To view this decision click here.
On August 11, 2018, members of the union participated in our annual back to school program for deserving children. They joined Constable Alan Rosen, of the Harris County Constable Pct. 1 Office, and gave out hundreds of backpacks and school supplies. It was a huge success, with hundreds of children being able to be assisted. We will be participating in another event this next Sunday, so if any members want to be involved, all help is appreciated.
We will be having another “Back to School” school supply project going on this Sunday, August 19, with Paul Wall and other local activist, as we bridge the gap between the community and law-enforcement. If you can come out and volunteer for a few hours, that would be great. Please contact any boardmember for more details. Thank you, have a safe day!
Brothers and Sisters,
One of the biggest items that we're trying to improve on is communication within our organization. It is highly encouraged for our members to register here at our NEW Website and download our NEW Mobile App, so that you can receive live updates through text and/or email. It only takes a few minutes and has proved to be highly informative. For those already registered, thanks and let other members know the benefits of a registering.
Stay Safe. Watch your six!
On April 15, President Lozano requested that Don Salisbury be appointed temporary 2nd Vice President until the next election, due to the position becoming vacant. President Lozano also requested from the board that Noe Gonzalez be appointed as a trustee, due to his enormous amount of support and dedication to the lodge. Congratulations to you both!
The leadership of Houston Metro Police, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 98 would like to remind our members to KEEP THEIR FIELD NOTES as mandated by the State.