Police and Fire Pension Passes In Final Reading, The Battle May Not Be Over

Reported by: Shawn Lanier
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Updated: 3/11 11:43 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) The Chattanooga City Council votes to approve the Fire and Police Pension Reform in a final reading, and they believe is a right step in the right direction.

A group of retired police and firefighters who oppose the pension reform said they are now going to sue the city of Chattanooga.

"The city has decided that they rather us have to sue them," said retired police officer Johnny Frazier.

Frazier, along with others, is not surprised by this outcome, but they are ready to take the next step.

"Every lawyer that I've spoken to, I given them all the information that I have and they looked at it, and everyone of them have said that we've got an excellent case," said Frazier.

City Council sings a different tune.

"To our knowledge and understanding the courts is on our sides," said Councilman Yusuf Hakeem.

The opposition has made it clear this will go to court and Councilwoman Carol Berz’s response to that is almost nothing.

"I understand their position and they have a lot of strong feelings about it,” said Berz. “I think it would be inappropriate for me to comment at all on their position. Especially since they're threatening a court battle.”

The opposition is willing to take the case to the Tennessee Supreme Court if needed.
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