Detroit police hold sickout in Northeastern District

DETROIT (WXYZ) - 16 police officers have called in sick in the Northeastern District. The district is made up of the 7th and 11th precincts.

Chief Ralph Godbee released this statement:

"The Northeastern District has had approximately sixteen officers that did not complete their respective tour of duty for the  4PM-8PM shift.The timing of such has caused the issue to be investigated by Detroit Police Internal Affairs. Preliminary information leads me to believe this is a concerted effort isolated to one shift at one District. Resources have been redeployed to plug the gap left in this shift and all operations are normal. I will provide a more detailed media briefing relative to Internal Affairs preliminary findings on Monday."

On Wednesday, Mayor Dave Bing said fire and police need to come to the table and take a 10% wage cut and pay 10% more into their healthcare costs.

The Detroit Police Department is in contact with the union.
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