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Chicago Mayor Says City 'Can't Afford' Police OT Costs

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city of Chicago "can't afford" police overtime expenses at the current level and called on Superintendent Eddie Johnson to develop a cost-cutting plan.

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Jussie Smollett's Lawyers: Police Didn't Need to Investigate so Vigorously

Attorneys for actor Jussie Smollett—who allegedly filed a false report of being the victim of a hate crime in January—oppose a lawsuit against him for recovery of $130,000 spent by the City of Chicago during the extensive investigation into the incident.

Baltimore to Use Fingerprint Scanners to Track Officer Work Hours

The move comes as the department struggles to control ongoing overtime spending of nearly a million dollars a week, and amid the ongoing federal trial of two Gun Trace Task Force officers whose colleagues have admitted to rampant overtime fraud by the unit.

Puerto Rico Police Using Sick-Outs in Campaign to Get Millions in Overtime Pay

The increase in absences recently prompted Puerto Rico Police Chief Michelle Hernandez to recommend that U.S. National Guard soldiers help fill the temporary vacancies.

Video: Protests Take Emotional Toll on St. Louis Police Officers

The wave of protests following the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley is reportedly costing St. Louis about $2,900,000 in police overtime. But St. Louis Police Officers' Association President Ed Clark said there is an emotional toll as well.

Protests Take Emotional Toll on St. Louis Officers

The wave of protests following the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley is reportedly costing St. Louis about $2,900,000 in police overtime. But St. Louis Police Officers' Association President Ed Clark said there is an emotional toll as well. More Here.

Philadelphia Police Union Wins $8 Million Settlement in Smartphone Overtime Dispute

Philadelphia's police union just won a first of its kind case in an overtime dispute with the city. At issue was if officers being required to check their phones or email was considered being "on call."

Union President Says Denver Deputies Have Lost Faith in Sheriff Over Excess Overtime

The union president representing Denver sheriff’s deputies says that work conditions at the jail are the worst he’s seen in his 23 years on the job there—and that overtime pay for deputies is only adding to the problems. He adds that deputies have lost faith in the sheriff.

Backpay Awarded to 25,000 Feds Who Worked During 2013 Shutdown

A federal judge has ruled that around 25,000 federal employees are eligible for compensation from the government for the time they spent working during the 2013 government shutdown.

Chicago Police Union Asks Officers Not to Work Overtime During Labor Day Weekend

"In order to show unity and to protest the continued disrespect of Chicago Police Officers and the killings of Law Enforcement Officers across our Country, we are requesting FOP Members to refrain from volunteering to work ... for the entire Labor Day Weekend," the memo said.