04/11/2010

NY editorial: Officer injury policy needs review

High cost of benefits for sick officers needs to be looked at more closely

The Buffalo News

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The high cost of off-duty time for sick or injured police officers simply can't be overlooked in the tight fiscal times faced by City Hall. Compensation for those injured in a hazardous profession certainly is warranted, as a moral duty as well as a legal one. But there's also a duty to police the police, and eliminate abuses.

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