City Council approves pay cuts for Phoenix police

PHOENIX - In a 5-4 vote, the Phoenix City Council approved pay concessions for Phoenix police officers.

Officers pleaded their case in a council meeting Wednesday night, but lost their battle against the cuts.

One member may have gained a little more attention from the council than most, Officer Scott Sefranka

Officer Sefranka spoke about sacrifice, something he knows a lot about. He was shot by a robbery suspect earlier this year.

He joined his fellow officers asking the city not to cut his pay.

The City Manager wants to cut Phoenix police compensation by 1.6% this year, and .9% next year.

It's the same cuts the Council approved for other city workers, but police say the danger they face sets them apart from anyone else.

Phoenix Law Enforcement Association representatives tell ABC15 they plan to reject the plan.

The city can force them to accept, but then PLEA has the option to put the decision to a public vote with a referendum on the ballot this fall.

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