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Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Richmond police overtime settlement awaits approval

RICHMOND, Va. — A proposed $7 million settlement of a police overtime lawsuit in Richmond is awaiting a federal judge’s approval.

Media outlets report that Richmond City Council voted Monday to approve the agreement. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson is scheduled to review the proposal Friday.

The lawsuit seeks additional overtime pay for 600 current and former Richmond police officers. They claim that the Richmond Police Department is violating a state law requiring overtime pay for hours exceeding 80 in a two-week period.

Councilwoman Reva Trammell says city officials are going to make sure that the officers are paid and that a similar situation doesn’t happen in the future.

By the Associated Press  |  08:08 AM ET, 07/24/2012

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