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UPDATE: Mayor offers compromise in Police take home car policy, City Council accepts

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Mayor Ron Littlefield says he will create a compromise to the take home car policy for Chattanooga police officers.

At the City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Littlefield offered a compromise to the hotly debated police take-home car policy. City Council accepted and passed the compromise 8 to 0.

The city will now allow city residents to take their cars homes, but officers that live outside the limits will still have to either park the cars at the end of shift, or pay the for the mileage.

The new policy could let 114 officers take their cars home with them. Many officers with the police union that spoke with Eyewitness News say they the new policy could lead to a divided department.

 

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