- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - The City of Hampton will pay more than $200,000 in back wages to 42 current and past police officers following a federal investigation into the police department’s wage practices.

The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1HkAHzm ) reports that the U.S. Department of Labor began looking into the police division for possible violations of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, mostly involving overtime pay.

Senior Deputy City Attorney Lola Rodriguez Perkins says the city will now pay about $207,000 to 34 current and eight past police officers.

The Labor Department investigation is separate from a pending federal lawsuit brought by 209 past and present Hampton police officers who say they were shorted on overtime and other pay.

Perkins says the 42 people being issued the back wages are not participating in that lawsuit.

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Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com/

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