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Lafayette police group makes post on another city's Facebook

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 12:12:00-05

The City of Alexandria has posted an update on its collective bargaining negotiations with the police union, and a Lafayette group commented on the post.

The Police Union in Alexandria is authorized, under the collective bargaining agreement there, to negotiate with the city on behalf of its officers. The city has offered a two percent pay increase for officers below the rank of corporal, and the union has rejected it.

Here's that post:

Less than 10 minutes later, the Police Association of Lafayette posted the following:

"Lafayette’s hiring and we offer a competitive pay to our police officers."

Last week, the city-parish council approved a pay increase for Lafayette officers which, according to reporting by our media partners at The Advocate, will deplete the city's general fund within three years.

KATC's investigators found that the numbers given to the council did not accurately reflect the take-home pay of officers.
Here's our story about that.