Police officers defer pay raise

DOWNEY - For the second consecutive year, Downey police officers have deferred a scheduled pay raise as they negotiate a new contract with the city, city officials announced Wednesday.In 2008, the Downey Police Officers' Association negotiated a contract which included a pay raise in 2010, but officers deferred last year and have elected to defer the raise again, until June 2012, officials said. "Our Downey police officers work 24-7 to keep our community safe and the fact that they are deferring their promised raise for the second year in a row is a testament to their honor and commitment to our community," said Mayor Luis Marquez.

********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6