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Mayor's office, union rep spar over raise 'options'

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CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- Mayor Ron Littlefield's administration proposed Wednesday that no salary increases be given to police officers after a police union representative made some comments about the raises during a City Council meeting.

"This is an option," said Richard Beeland, spokesman for Littlefield.

The administration sent an email Wednesday afternoon to the City Council and media titled "Response from Administration." It listed a series of what it called inaccuracies made by police Sgt. Craig Joel, a representative from the Fraternal Order of Police. The release then gave what the administration said is the correct version of events.

"The administration hesitates at throwing an another $1.3 million in a career development program that representatives of the police department are not satisfied is equitable," the release said.

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