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Police unions engaged in lawsuit

One Bethlehem officers’ union sues another seeking fundraising money

— Supervisor's Association President Sgt. Steve Kraz said the lawsuit is in it's infancy stages, but there were talks between the two union's before the paper work was filed which were not successful.

“We would like to come to a resolution, however, the BPA has yet to approach us with anything,” he said.

The lawsuit argues the BPA breached its contract by not paying the supervisors their share of the proceeds and continues to refuse to perform its obligations under the contract.

The supervisors are seeking a judgment directing the BPA to perform their terms of the contract for all future fundraising, a monetary judgment against the BPA to be determined at trial and to reimburse the costs of going to trial. hey are also seeking “further relief as to the court seems necessary, just and proper.

Bethlehem PBA President Scott Anson said the matter is a legal one and thing have remained civil within the department.

“There’s no animosity. We’re all professionals,” he said. “It will all get ironed out in the court systems eventually.”

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