Detroit police pay cut 10 pct. Despite court order

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Detroit police officers have sustained a 10 percent cut despite a judge's order to block the move.

Wayne County Circuit Judge John Murphy issued a temporary order Aug. 16 that the city not impose the cut, which is a part of a $102 million municipal budget-cutting plan.

But on Friday, officers got pay checks reflecting the 10 percent cut.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Eren Stephens tells The Detroit News that Detroit's payroll system couldn't remove the pay cut in time for the Friday pay day.

Officer Mark Diaz says the city could simply have issued a second paycheck to cover the shortfall.

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