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Dallas Transit Officers Wounded in Ambush Take Pay Cut While Recovering

August 02, 2016  | 

Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers wounded in the deadly July 7 ambush on Dallas law enforcement were forced to take a 30 percent pay cut while on leave, DART confirmed to News 8 Friday.

Three DART officers -- Misty McBride, Jesus Retana and Elmar Cannon -- were hurt in the attack after a protest in the streets of downtown earlier this month. Four Dallas Police officers and one DART officer were killed.

According to a report by the Dallas Voice, the injured DART officers are being paid through worker’s compensation while they recover. According to the Texas Worker’s Compensation Act, it’s standard procedure for an injured employee to be paid 70 percent of their salary while on leave.

Dallas Police are covered by civil service and are receiving full pay, the Dallas Voice wrote.


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