commented on Jury Awards Millions in Damages to Cops Who Say Police Chief Retaliated Against Them
two questions the article didn't address:
1. Is the "overtime gravy train" still running? One of the things O'Toole is/was supposed to address is the squandering of the budget on overtime.
2. Why would their "new, less-prestigious assignments" be "less lucrative"? Because there's less gravy (overtime) available? See question 1. This shouldn't be a viable method of retaliation (whether it actually was or not). Get rid of all the overtime and this won't happen again.