Some Houston Police officers are crying foul after being told they have to work the Art Car Parade this weekend.
Those officers told FOX 26 they’ve been told by their supervisor they will not be paid overtime for working the event. Instead the officers must take off a day next week.
Officers say that takes them off the streets from fighting real crime.
How is the department responding?
They issued this statement:
“Whether officers are compensated for overtime in the form of pay or other compensation is a longstanding management decision.”
Union officials tell FOX 26 this could become a problem if the department abuses the time off policy rather than paying officers overtime.