I suspect this is one of those cases in which the city feels it has to fight to the bitter end in fear of setting some kind of precedent. God knows what trouble in might get in if it got the reputation of being soft on back-pay issues. But it does not seem to be in a very sympathetic situation:
A Fort Wayne Police officer has turned to legal means to try to get $25,734 in back pay for time he was on administrative leave for a misdemeanor battery charge of which he was later acquitted.
Craig Dennis filed a complaint in Allen Superior Court Monday against the Fort Wayne board of public safety which denied his request for back pay on Oct. 12, citing that he did not experience any particular hardships during his leave