From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Several city police officers have filed complaints alleging Acting Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez illegally withheld overtime.
And, as a result, the City Council’s Budget Committee has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday to try and get to the bottom of the controversy.
As reported earlier this month, Officer Johanna Angelo wrote the state Department of Labor accusing Perez of withholding “hundreds of thousands” of earned overtime payments to make it appear he has spending under control.
Perez has outlined strategies to make it tougher to earn overtime, but denied he has held on to money his men and women had coming.
Nancy Steffens, a labor department spokesman, told Hearst Media that an estimated eight such complaints have so far been received by the agency’s Wage and Workplace Standards Division. Steffens declined to provide additional details, such as the complainants’ names and how much back pay each is seeking.
Full story here.