Bedbugs, Fleas Infest Philly Police Facilities
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Philadelphia's police union says some of the department's
facilities are in disrepair and holding cells in one precinct have
a bedbug infestation.
Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby tells the
Philadelphia Daily News the lodge has filed a grievance against the
city, seeking repairs.
McNesby says the union had to send an exterminator to some
officers' homes because they brought fleas home with them from
work. He says he has photos, videos and bills to present to an
A spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter says the city is aware of
the state of the facilities and has earmarked nearly $11 million
for repairs and upgrades over the next five years.
The Daily News report says the union wants
independent inspections for all police facilities.