December 11, 2007

Judge Decides San Leandro Police Should Get Paid for Time Spent Dressing

In a ruling issued Friday, December 7, 2007, U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel decided in favor of San Leandro Police in a lawsuit asking for 30 minutes of paid time for getting into and out of their uniforms.

In the lawsuit filed by Greg Lemmon, president of the San Leandro Police Officers Association, San Leandro police estimated that they needed 25 to 35 minutes each day to get in and out of their uniforms and gear.

Patel noted that the decision conflicts with rulings by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer against the Richmond Police and a federal judge against police in San Diego and would probably have to be taken up by an appeals court.

San Francisco Chronicle coverage

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at December 11, 2007 8:53 AM | TrackBack
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