Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Nude Ban Proposal Narrower ; City Governing Body to Take Up Proposal for Action on Aug. 18

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Nude Ban Proposal Narrower ; City Governing Body to Take Up Proposal for Action on Aug. 18

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An impartial fact-finder is expected in early November to hear presentations from the city of Topeka and the Fraternal Order of Police as part of an effort to mediate an impasse between the two in contract negotiations, said Topeka's city government.

Negotiating teams between the city and the FOP -- which represents Topeka police officers with the rank of sergeant and below in contract talks -- have declared an impasse after proving unable to agree upon wages and contract issues.

The failure of the talks forces the city and the FOP under Kansas state law to arrange for a fact-finder to hear from both sides, then produce a report, said Kristen Marr, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 3. The FOP represents Topeka police officers with the rank of sergeant and below in contract negotiations.

A date and location haven't been set for both sides to submit their information and present their positions to the fact-finder. …

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