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Members of Louisville SWAT team sue the city for overtime pay

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Members of Louisville's Metro Police Department's SWAT team are suing the city for overtime pay.

Thirty-five current and six former members say they should be compensated for having to be on-call.

Their attorney Ann Oldfather says during their month-long on-call shifts, they have to live under several restrictions and should be compensated for that.

"They're not allowed to be out of the country," she said. "They're not allowed to drink. They have to be available to come to the site of a call-out. They're disciplined if they don't come immediately. But, the availability is something they're not compensated for despite the substantial restrictions on their free time."

Oldfather says officers are paid overtime if they actually respond to a call.

She says SWAT members have been in talks with the city about how to resolve the situation. However, Oldfather says just how much officers should be compensated is still up in the air.

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