Jury: Louisville SWAT Members Not Entitled To Pay For ‘On-Call’ Time

A jury ruled against Louisville Metro Police Department SWAT team members who were suing the city for back pay and overtime compensation for the months they spent “on call” starting in 2002. 

The decision in Jefferson County Circuit Court on Friday saved Louisville Metro from what was potentially a multimillion-dollar payout. Since the early 2000s, the city has paid more than $80 million in back pay and pensions for its firefighters because of similar lawsuits.

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