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Denver approves 2 raises for police officers in 2022

Published: Dec. 15, 2020 at 6:54 PM MST
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DENVER (AP) - The Denver City Council has approved raises for its roughly 1,450 officers beginning in 2022.

Approval of the police union contract on Monday came with a 10-3 vote after the council initially denied the contract in September. The Denver Post reported that an arbitrator later ruled that the officers should receive a 2 percent raise on Jan. 1, 2022, and an additional 1.5 percent raise on July 1, 2022.

A representative from the city attorney’s office told the council the ruling was binding and voting it down could expose the city to potential lawsuits.

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