LAPD Union Sues City Over 3 Months Of Delayed Pay Increases

The union that represents rank-and-file officers in the Los Angeles Police Department filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the city Thursday, saying that pay increases approved by the City Council in August still have not arrived.

In the 10-page lawsuit, the Los Angeles Police Protective League said its nearly 9,000 members are owed more than three months’ worth of raises and have been given no assurances about when that back pay will show up. Instead, City Controller Kenneth Mejia and City Administrative Officer Matt Szabo have blamed each other for the problems with the city’s payroll system, the union said.

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