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Settlement Reached, Officers Say They Were Not Paid for Overtime Work

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A federal judge has approved a $575,000 settlement between the city of Portsmouth and hundreds of current and former police officers who claim they were not paid for some overtime worked.

Media outlets say U.S. District Judge Henry Morgan signed off on the deal Thursday.

Court documents say individual payouts for the officers will range from about $5 to more than $12,000. About 40 percent of the settlement amount will go to their attorneys.

The settlement hearing came five months after Portsmouth paid 29 current and former fire captains $385,000 to settle another lawsuit involving unpaid overtime. The captains' attorneys received an additional $168,250.

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