'This does not involve the county', Hogan says of involvement in case
Officer has grievance; no lawsuit filed yet
LOUISA, Ky. -- The answer to the city riddle of the week comes from the horse's mouth. During last Tuesday's "special meeting" matters involving police procedures and a contract question.
City Mayor Harold Slone and attorney Eldred "Bud" Adams have refused comment saying there was no change to report out of executive session. Adams did say it was a matter of police policy and that no change resulted from the current policies.
But Hogan appeared this morning with an answer to the puzzling question of what the "beef" they were chewing in closed question was about.
Here is what Co. Atty. Michael T. Hogan said about the dispute:
"...I have not filed suit. If we do litigate the case it doesn't involve the county. I have been retained to represent an officer who quit to take a job at the federal prison in Martin County. He simply got a better job making more money.
The city had him sign an agreement when he was hired that he had to work 3 years after graduating the academy. He is like 2 and a half years out of academy and only 6 months left for the 3 year period.
However, he is owed money by the city. As a K9 officer he is entitled to .5 hours per day overtime to care for the drug dog in his house. He was paid an extra $1.00 per hour but he's entitled to more. It's our position that the money owed him is a few hundred dollars more than what he would have to pay back on the pro rats of the 3 years."
So Hogan says no money is owed either way.
(The officer is Patrolman Jordan Miller.)