Council members are expected to vote Wednesday on the city’s new agreement with the Houston Police Officers’ Union, a consequential contract that determines disciplinary procedures and much of the nearly $1 billion budget for the Houston Police Department.
The contract was negotiated privately between the union and the mayor’s office, with no formal process for city council or the public to provide input.
Douglas Griffith, the union president, said he expects the council will unanimously approve the agreement.
Houston Public Media obtained a copy of the contract from two separate sources, who both asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to share the document.
Read the entire contract here: