Union wants to block Pontiac plan to lay off 25 police officers

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A union that represents Pontiac police officers is trying to block a plan by the cash-strapped city to lay off 25 officers.

The Michigan Association of Police has filed a lawsuit in Oakland County Circuit Court, claiming that the plan "creates an unprecedented crisis." The union wants a temporary restraining order.

The Detroit News reports the lawsuit is expected to be heard Wednesday by Judge Michael Warren.

Police Chief Valard Gross declined comment on the lawsuit.

The moves are part of Mayor Clarence Phillips's plan to eliminate a $6.5 million-dollar deficit.

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