By Bob Owens
The Great American Outdoor Show is coming to Harrisburgh, PA, but off-duty Harrisburgh Police won’t be providing security for the first time in more than twenty years because the anti-gun, NRA-hating mayor of the city, Eric Papenfuse, is refusing to let officers work the event.
The police are not amused, and have filed a $95,000 lawsuit against the city. The mayor is now whining that the lawsuit isn’t fair.
Papenfuse called the grievance, “utterly unmerited.”
“It shows an unfortunate disconnect between some of the longstanding union activists and the constituents they are sworn to protect and serve,” he said.
The grievance filed Jan. 12 will go through several internal steps before an independent arbitration officer hears the case. The process could take several months.
If the city loses, it could be costly.
The city already gave up $10,000 in fees that it would have received from the officers’ pay from the NRA. Instead, the city could be looking at paying $95,000 to officers for not working.
Jason Brinker, the police union president, said he couldn’t comment on the grievance but he noted that officers looked forward to the annual off-duty gig.
“The issue between the Mayor and the NRA is their issue,” Brinker said. “Unfortunately the …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms