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Jackson police officers file overtime lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Twenty-three Jackson police officers have filed suit against the city for lost overtime pay.

The officers are among 255 officers who recently were offered time off in lieu of back pay after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation into the Jackson Police Department.

The lawsuit, seeking an unspecified amount of money, alleges the police department routinely paid officers their base wages instead of time and a half for overtime hours.



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