Indicted NYPD Officers Denied Paid Leave For Union Work

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 5:46 PM EST) -- Three New York City police officers shouldn't get paid leave to work with their union because they were indicted in a ticket-fixing scheme, a state appeals court panel ruled Tuesday, although two dissenting judges said the decision was premature.

While the city can give police officer union representatives paid leave known as "release time" to work on certain union matters, it can revoke it if the officers participate in a strike or don't "at all times conduct themselves in a responsible manner." That provision gave the...
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