Days off reinstated for MPD officers - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Days off reinstated for MPD officers

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(WMC) - Memphis Police Department reinstated days off for its officers.

The department canceled all regular days off and vacation days Monday as sick calls started to increase, which many attribute to a demonstration against health care cuts referred to as the "Blue Flu." This cancellation of days off was called to help handle the amount of officers who were absent.

A spokesperson said as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, there were 413 officers out sick. Due to the number of officers who returned to work, the administration lifted its decision from earlier this week.

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