COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Reports surfaced on Tuesday that the union representing Columbus Police officers and the city of Columbus have reached a tentative deal on a new contract.
According to ABC-6, the deal includes a 14% pay raise for officers over the three years of the contract. It also reportedly includes a new option for a single payout of 96 hours of sick time, two more holidays per year, and an increase in longevity pay.
It also addresses the new Police Civilian Review Board. Reports say officers would be obligated to answer questions of the Inspector General and the CRB would review investigations, but the board would not have the ability to issue discipline for officers.
Voting on the new contract began on Tuesday, and continues through Saturday. The FOP has scheduled more meetings this week with officers to elaborate on details of the agreement.