Why the Covington FOP wants a new mayor

August 19, 2016, 8:43 AM

A dispute over bulletproof vests further eroded the union’s trust in leadership, Dames said.

The police union in 2014 filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration when the city didn’t replace outdated bullet proof vests.  Dames said the city manager told them he wanted to discuss it first with the union.

“We had to file an OSHA complaint,” Dames said. “It’s completely unacceptable. I don’t see how safety should be negotiable.”

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