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Houston police union files lawsuit to block Prop B

November 30, 2018

The Houston Police Officers Union filed suit against the city of Houston and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association on Friday, asking a civil court judge for a temporary restraining order and declaratory judgment to halt the implementation of a voter-approved ballot iniatitive that would give Houston firefighters “pay parity” to police officers of similar status.

The suit, filed in the 234th state district civil court, seeks to block the implementation of “Proposition B,” arguing it amounts to an unconstitutional amendment to Houston’s charter, and was void from the start.

Officials with the Houston Police Officers’ Union have yet to comment on the suit.

Officials from the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association were not yet immediately available to comment.

This story is developing.

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