A federal judge has ruled against a police union seeking to block the city of New Orleans' new way of coordinating and compensating police officer's off-duty security work.
U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan rejected arguments Monday from the Fraternal Order of Police, which objects to officers being assigned and paid for off-duty security work through the city's new Office of Police Secondary Employment.
The office was established to address U.S. Justice Department concerns that policies for off-duty work had contributed to corruption. Under a reform agreement between the city and the Justice Department, the city coordinates the off-duty police work while setting rates and collecting and disbursing payments from third parties to officers.
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