Judge: Chicago PD can't deny comp time over cop shortages
By Fran Spielman
The Chicago Sun-Times
CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department can no longer cite manpower shortages to deny requests from rank-and-file officers who want to use compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay, a federal judge has ruled.
"We do not presume to tell the city how many police personnel it must hire or how to balance . . . budgetary and public safety concerns," Schenkier wrote in the ruling handed down Tuesday.
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