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Richmond Faces Another Police Overtime Lawsuit

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Richmond is facing another lawsuit by current and former police officers who claim they're owed overtime pay.

Sources say 77 plaintiffs filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court. The lawsuit says the city erroneously applied a federal law that says overtime kicks in after 86 hours worked in a two-week period. Virginia law requires overtime to start at 80 hours.

Police spokesman Gene Lepley told the newspaper that a response wouldn't be available until Monday at the earliest.

In late July, a federal judge approved the settlement of a similar lawsuit involving about 600 active and retired police officers. The city agreed to pay $7 million in unpaid overtime to settle that case.

 

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