WCNC News is reporting the following:
Thirty-two current and former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police sergeants are suing the city for overtime pay.
The sergeants have been negotiating with the city for more than a year now.
"Finally realized we weren't getting anywhere in talking with the city. We felt like we didn't have a choice," said attorney Lou Lessene, who is representing the sergeants.
The city contends that the sergeants are supervisors and are paid a salary, which is not subject to overtime pay. But the Department of Labor says the sergeants are also eligible for hourly pay, including overtime.
Lessene filed the lawsuit Monday "to recover overtime pay and compensatory time off owed, but never paid to plaintiffs as employees of the city of Charlotte."
Now, the city must decide whether to settle or go to court.
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