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A former New Orleans police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city and police chief, accusing them of short-changing officers on overtime pay.

Chad Perez, who resigned in August, filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court seeking damages as well as a change in city policy.

He claims the city violates the fair labor standards act by not giving officers time-and-a-half pay when they work extra hours.

Perez also claims that supervisors retaliated against him when he tried to complain about the pay policy.

The city and police department had no immediate response to the lawsuit.

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