I am a police officer in the state of Michigan and work 12 hour shifts. We have recently switched to 12's from 8's, and really like them. However, some supervisors are now holding officers over for more then 16 hours per shift, i.e. 18 to 20 hours a shift. The problem is not only the fatigue, it's that officers (on certain days) have to be back the next day to work another 12. So if we work 20 one day, we literally have to be back in uniform and on the road in 4 hours which is almost impossible.
Is there any law or case law for even a lawsuit that addresses this issue? We unfortunately have a few hypocrite supervisors who can careless since it doesn't affect them. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.