First few days of Blue Flu cost $500,000 in overtime

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After reaching a height of more than 550 Memphis police officers calling in sick, the numbers have dropped to 100 or less.

Does this mean an end to the Blue Flu protest?

in just a few days, the work action cost Memphis taxpayers more than $500,000 in overtime.

Shelby County deputies also helped fill in spots due to officers not showing up due to changes in health benefits.


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