County Attorney says Metro Arbitration Didn't Follow Law

LAS VEGAS -- The Metropolitan Police Department's arbitration with its union didn't follow the law, according to the Clark County's legal counsel Mary-Anne Miller.

In a memo to the county, Miller listed several cases where she believed the law was not followed. She said the arbitrator was not selected by the proper procedure, there was not the required paper trail and there was no written record of the final offers of each party. 

The Las Vegas Police Protective Association represents the police officers. The arbitration resulted in the officers receiving cost-of-living increases and a larger contribution to their health insurance benefits.

"In conclusion, it is clear that the arbitrator's conduct of this arbitration was not in compliance with Nevada law," Miller wrote in the memo.

The arbitrator was from out of state. Miller said it appeared he was not updated on Nevada law.


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