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January 11, 2000

Court Bars NYPD From Giving Out Special Raises, Promotions

Officers who've been singled out for excellent police work in the NYPD will not be getting some special merit raises or promotions. A judge in Manhattan issued an order Monday preventing the city from promoting 300 officers to the rank of "detective specialist" and giving them an $1,800 per year raise. The Patrolemen's Benevolent Association, which represents rank and file officers, asked the court to block the promotions and raises, calling them the city's attempt to bust the union because the promotions would remove the officers from the PBA. Police Commissioner Howard Safir says the NYPD will appeal the decision.