Fraternal Order of Police wants Philadelphia to make police facility repairs

    Many of Philadelphia’s police facilities are in disrepair, and the Fraternal Order of Police wants the city to do something about it.

    The FOP has filed a grievance against the city to force maintenance upgrades, the Daily News reports, to deal with things like crumbling buildings, flea and bedbugs at districts.

    FOP President John McNesby says he’ll present photos and videos at arbitration as evidence of the issues, which the union wants the city to pay to fix. Mayor Michael Nutter’s spokesman, Mark McDonald, says $11 million has been set aside in the city’s five-year plan to address theses issues, and the city will additionally consider the complaints in the grievance.

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