Mpls. cop seeking $640,000 in suit over job transfer

  • Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 19, 2012 - 11:14 PM

Lt. Andy Smith wants Minneapolis to reimburse him for lost overtime and Sgt. Pat King wants $80,000 for disclosing his overtime.

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william2mnJul. 19, 12 7:49 PM

So the guy wants $390,000 in overtime pay because he no longer has a job that provides overtime pay - so he just wants the money without having to work the overtime? Where can we all get a job for almost $100,000 a year - with a FAT overtime pay - and then sue when we lose the overtime to keep getting it? I know - perhaps just fire this guy - and hire someone else who is cool with just the $100,000 a year...

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zztopfanJul. 19, 12 8:29 PM

Makes you proud of our men in blue...

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nordeastguyJul. 19, 12 8:30 PM

How much does one have to work to earn 64% in overtime pay?

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andersj9Jul. 19, 12 8:48 PM

Chief Petty Officer !!!!!! What a perfect snapshot of corrupt entitlemnt expectations. His outrageous demands cast a poor reflection on all the other hard working police officers of the Minnneapolis force. The very high pay levels he earned make this suit seem all the more unreasonable.

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breezybobJul. 19, 12 8:56 PM

Officer Michael Roberts plead guilty, he's a creep. Why would he show up at this hearing if not to gloat at his accusers. And if these two helped in the investigation of a dirty cop, three cheers for them. MPD clean up your ranks!

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cmpatteJul. 19, 12 9:09 PM

Over $65,000 in just OT?? WTH?? Hire someone!

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trice01Jul. 19, 12 9:18 PM

Astonishing that some recent cases against the MPD have had some success in promoting the theory that individuals have the right to a particular job in the department, not just a job within their rank category. More astonishing still is that they seriously contend that the overtime earnings they raked in were an entitlement to them individually! I'm sure that the vast majority of the 850 or so members of the Minneapolis PD who have little or no opportunity to earn discretionary overtime would be rather amazed to learn that they are actually entitled to an extra $65k a year that these jokers have collected. How pathetic. What a disgrace to the police profession they are.

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haterpatrolJul. 19, 12 9:27 PM

100,000 divided by 2080 = 48.08per hr 48.08 x 1.5= 72.12. 65,000 divided by 72.12= 901 +hours I think I'm jealous...or he's being greedy. Just Saying.

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northstars91Jul. 19, 12 9:30 PM

He must be paying the lawyer a fortune. I cant stand lawyers, unless they can see a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for themselves, all they care about is getting their $300 an hour for endless circus like proceedings. When you are really getting screwed and it's so apparent, the last thing you can ever count on is a lawyer to back you up for what should be right.

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sharkysharkJul. 19, 12 9:53 PM

Give us all a break please! Why is any overtime being paid at all? This is a glaring example of what is wrong with public employee unions.

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