Albuquerque police vote on 5 percent raise

Posted at: 07/07/2014 7:40 AM
Updated at: 07/07/2014 12:10 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

On Monday, the Albuquerque Police Officers Association is deciding on a new contract that includes a 5-percent pay raise for APD officers.

Voting is underway at all APD substations until 5 p.m.

The pay raise item was pushed through the city council back in May.

Last September, the state Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the union over a pay raise dispute with the city. The court said Mayor Richard Berry wrongfully cut officers' raises in 2010 because he violated their contract. Police officers and other city employees saw their salaries cut 2.4 percent.

Earlier this year, union members rejected a contract that would have given them about $1,200 more per year.

Mayor Richard Berry wanted a 4 percent raise for officers in his proposed budget.