- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans City Council members have begun discussions on possible changes to rules governing private security details worked by members of the police department.

Rules being proposed by the city office that assigns the private detail work would set a series of hourly rates - reaching more than $70 in some cases.

Changes to the way off-duty details are handled were required under reforms approved last year by a federal judge. Police officers, however, have complained about various rules, restrictions and the way the city handles the details.

A representative of the Fraternal Order of Police complained to a council committee Wednesday that the proposed changes don’t address a major complaint of officers - a requirement that they be rotated off certain private jobs after a period of time.

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