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Second lawsuit filed in Chattanooga Police pay dispute

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

A second lawsuit is filed against the city of Chattanooga, Mayor Andy Berke, and Police Chief Fred Fletcher for breach of contract, violation of a former Chattanooga city code and other issues relating to the pay disparity at the Chattanooga Police Department. 
In 2008 Chattanooga city and the Police Department began the "Police Officer Career Development Program" to provide career opportunities for officers.
The program allowed officers to earn promotions and raises of nearly 6% not available to higher ranking officials, resulting in supervisors making less than those ranking under them. 
In 2010 a pay plan was initiated for higher ranking officials giving them raises depending on their rank and length of service.  But many of those officials have yet to receive the promised raises. 

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The plaintiffs, all of whom are lieutenants, sergeants and captains, filed for back pay, lost benefits , contribution to the pension fund and other items. 
They also ask for this case to be tried by jury. 

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