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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Palouse on-call police pay dispute goes to committee


July 18, 2019

A matter of on-call pay for the Palouse Police department – which also covers Garfield – is in the hands of the city’s policy and procedures committee to study, after an extensive debate at the July 9 city council meeting.

At issue is pay for Chief Jerry Neumann and Officer Joel Anderson, the two officers remaining after Leighton Cox was terminated June 20. After Cox’s dismissal, it fell to Neumann and Anderson to cover the shifts until the return of Reserve Officer Terry Snead in late August.

Neumann had proposed an increase for overtime hours, before Anderson broke his wrist in a...

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