The Omaha police union filed a complaint Thursday with the Douglas County Attorney's Office and the Nebraska Attorney General's Office, alleging that the Omaha City Council violated the open meetings law.
Police Sgt. John Wells, union president, contends that one or more City Council members acted inappropriately in directing their fire contract negotiator to write a letter clarifying certain details about pension eligibility.
The arrangement allowed certain firefighters to retire under the terms of the previous contract, which was more generous to them. Three firefighters opted to retire under the terms.
Wells said the letter “radically changed the definition of pension eligible” and was drafted after the council held a public hearing on the contract.
Wells plans a press conference today to discuss the complaint.
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