Detroit Police Department facing possible cuts

(WXYZ) - A new 312 Arbitration report is being digested by the Detroit Police Officers Association.

Union President Mark Diaz tells 7 Action News it means more cuts and they look forward to meeting with Detroit's new Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr. 

Members of the Detroit Police and Fire Pension Board also want to meet with Orr to discuss possible cuts. 

Orr was brought in to fix a $14.9 billion long term deficit in the city. 

Part of that includes underfunded employee pensions.  But the Chairman of the Police and Fire Pension, Matt Gnatek tells 7 Action News that their fund is 96.1% funded by the city. 

7 Action News tried to talk on Tuesday with the EFM but we were told he was not available.

To read the 312 Arbitration report go to the DPOA website here:
http://www.detroitpoa.com
 

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