HAMPTON, Va. (AP/WAVY) — More than 100 Hampton police officers have joined a federal lawsuit against the city seeking back overtime pay.
The lawsuit was filed in July 2014 by 105 police officers, including one who later dropped out of the case. The Daily Press reports another 105 officers have since joined the lawsuit. The police department has 277 officers.
The lawsuit alleges that the city owes the officers back overtime pay over five years.
The lawsuit says officers often are forced to take “comp” time, or time off later, for overtime hours instead of cash payments. The lawsuit also says officers aren’t compensated for hours spent on duties such as attending shift-change lineups and maintaining police cars.
The city has denied nearly all of the allegations.