White Plains cops, firefighters get pink slips
A dozen police officers and nine firefighters in White Plains received their pink slips yesterday, a day after emergency responders protested possible layoffs.
White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley says cutting corners has already helped save $6.5 million in the budget. However, union representatives say the city's safety could suffer.
"They are going to have to pay overtime to man the streets and man the phones," says White Plains PBA Vice President Rob Riley.
Bradley added that he hopes to reach an agreement with both unions before next week's budget vote.
The laid-off officers have been placed on a preferred list, so if the department starts hiring again in four years, they can return.
Police, firefighters protest possible layoffs