Police union slaps down proposed contract

August 6, 2010

The Fraternal Order of Police has overwhelmingly rejected a new contract with the city of Indianapolis. The Thursday vote was 748-126 against a new contract, which would have given officers a 1-percent raise during the second year of the contract and a 3-percent raise after that. The vote came amid anger with a new plan to disband specialty detective units and reorganize the department.