Flint city leaders debate police contract - WNEM TV 5

Flint city leaders debate police contract

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Flint city leaders are still debating the details of a contract with the city's police officers, details that some people think are unacceptable.

The city's budget has meant a cut in public safety workers, which is not sitting well with many residents.

"This is going to have a tremendous impact on the lives of our police officers and their families," said Sheldon Neeley, Flint city councilman.

Neeley is referring to a plan by emergency manager Darnel Earley to impose a new contract on Flint police officers.

The plan includes enrolling new officers in a hybrid pension plan, capping payments by the city to retiree healthcare, as well as changes to current employees sick, vacation and paid time off. Neeley said those changes are unacceptable.

Police Chief James Tolbert said his officers will continue to protect and serve, regardless of the contract.

TV5 reached out to Earley for comment regarding the contract, but were told he was unable for comment.

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