10/17/2008

Ga. police to pay for car in off-duty jobs

By Doug Nurse
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta is requiring its police officers to pony up for use of equipment and fuel during off-duty jobs. At least one officer has argued it amounts to a new tax on law enforcement.

As of Saturday, police officers with take-home patrol cars will be required to remit 10 percent of their pay from “extra-duty jobs,” said James Drinkard, assistant city administrator.

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