- Philadelphia police officers complained to city officials Tuesday that their stations are plagued with faulty heating and leaking up sewers insect infestations.
"You name it, we got it," said John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, which filed a grievance with the city hoping to put the issue in the hands of an independent arbitrator who could order that repairs be done.
The police group, which acts as the contract-bargaining unit for the city's 6,600 officers, has paid for some repairs itself, he said.
Police stations suffer from heating and cooling problems, sewers that backup and roofs that leak, he said.
Some are so infested with bugs that the police organization has sent exterminators to the homes of officers because of fleas and bed bugs they took home with them, he said.
Why hasn't Chicago had the national coverage that this is getting?
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