Detroit (WXYZ) - The Detroit Police Officers Association has asked a judge to hold the city in contempt of court.
The union and the city are scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning to argue the merits of a motion filed by the union.
The motion stems from an argument over pay and shifts. Earlier this year city leaders revealed a plan to cut the pay of officers by about 10 percent. The plan also put officers on 12 hour shifts in the hopes of cutting back on overtime pay,
Earlier this month the union asked a judge to approve a restraining order, and the judge agreed. The order banned the department from changing the pay or shifts of officers. The judge defended the ruling, saying that the state’s emergency manager law had been suspended, so such changes could not be made.
A week later police officers received their paychecks, and their pay had been cut by 10 percent. They say the city is in contempt.
A city spokesperson told 7 Action News the payroll could not be adjusted on short notice, and the issue will be corrected.
A judge will decide whether that explanation is acceptable at Wayne County Circuit Court.
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