DETROIT (WWJ) – Leaders of the Detroit Police Officers Association met with state and city officials Friday over recent wage and benefits cuts.

And as Newsradio 950’s Stephanie Davis reports, the meeting did not go well.

In discussing the recent cuts and scheduled changes, DPOA president Joe Duncan claims state State Treasurer Andy Dillon said that officers should just be happy to have a job.

“What I got upset about, and I believe everyone should be upset about, is the off the cuff comment that the State Treasurer made … that we should be happy to have a job,” said Duncan.

Duncan also says Dillon threatened another 10 percent pay cut if DPOA continued to fight the changes.

Dillon reportedly stated in the meeting that the pay cuts and 12-hour shifts were set in stone.

“We have a constitutional right for free speech – we have a legal right to fight against these imposed terms, we’ve done that,” said Duncan.

Reportedly, Dillon has denied making the statement. WWJ has reached out to the State Treasurer for comment.


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