Phoenix police will get raise after agreeing to more accountability

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Phoenix Police officers will get a raise after agreeing to increased accountability measures in the police union’s contract. 

The Phoenix City Council approved the new Phoenix Law Enforcement Association contract Wednesday over the objection of activists who opposed any raise for Phoenix officers.  

The contract approved by the council includes a handful of changes to previous police union contracts that could lessen union influence during disciplinary investigations and prevent officers from using their vacation time toward suspensions. 

All union employees in Phoenix, including police, will receive a 1.5% ongoing raise and a 2.5% one-time raise in each of the next two years.

Police employees will get an extra 0.5% ongoing raise and one-time raise in the first year of the contract for agreeing to the new accountability measures. 

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