EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — East St. Louis police officers filed a petition against the city and mayor on Thursday after waiting years to receive court-ordered retroactive pay since 2016.
More than a handful of officers protested with signs about back pay outside of City Hall, getting the attention of city council members meeting inside and residents driving by. Later, Sgt. Keith Randolph and others walked inside City Hall to speak during the public comments portion of a city council committee meeting.
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