(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Police Association made strong accusations against the Memphis City Council Friday following a budget hearing.
After Thursday's council meeting, the Memphis Police Association took to social media to voice their opinions about the budget and the city council.
In a Facebook post, they listed nearly a dozen reasons why they blame city leaders for improperly using city funds and inflating recommendations. They also claimed an $11 million shortfall in insurance was the fault of city leaders.
They introduced their Facebook post with the below:
"We attended the City Council meeting today, and as usual it was a lie fest. They wanted to put the city's financial problems on the city employees."
The MPA recommends cutting spending in economic development for a year, much like the county did, and using that money to help pay for the some of the excess costs. They even go as far as suggesting laying off all city workers, including police, to cut overtime costs.
"We're just trying to arouse a social conscience in the people of this city. Because the reason we're in this bind is because these city leaders have been allowed to run a muck," said Memphis police Association President Michael Williams. "If this council does not do the right thing and does not stand up then I would hope that the citizens in 2015 will make their feelings known at the polls. Period."
The MPA is also using social media to rally supporting asking anyone who supports the police department to wear navy or black to the Tuesday, June 4 City Council meeting.
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