Like pigs at the trough, cops stuff
themselves with ill-gotten public funds
- "Clumsy cops" reap huge tax-free financial rewards
"Seventy-three percent of the (disability pension recipients) either fell out of a chair, or were involved in a motor vehicle accident, or they slipped" and fell.
- "RAYMOND NEWBOLD was a 41-year-old Nassau police
officer when he fell and injured his knee on the job. The state
pension system declared him disabled, and he retired on a disability
pension. But today he works as a lifeguard at Jones Beach, where
his supervisor says he runs, jumps and swims extremely well. His
disability pension: $49,568 a year, tax-free."
- Cop convicted of fraud in obtaining workers comp benefits; also indicted on firearms charge
"McFall has been on paid leave since October because of a Texas Rangers investigation that ultimately led to a federal indictment last month on a firearms charge. That indictment alleges McFall tried to buy three handguns while he was under indictment in the workers' compensation fraud case."
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 12-5-98
- "Clumsy cop" finagles permanent disability award of $44,857 a year; subsequently maintains PGA handicap of 8.3 at country club
- Double-dipping "clumsy cop" finagles $28,000 a year permanant disability pension, while being rehired for desk job at $24,800 a year, AND winning golf tournaments
- "Disabled" ex-cop kicks in the door of citizen's house and
threatens him with a knife.
"It was a surprising physical feat for Hertz, who had said he was
disabled with a back injury. One physician had said Hertz
"couldn't bend or lift, walk more than a block or sit for more than
20 minutes." Nonetheless, the cop kept his permanant disability award of $32,304 a year
- Good cop says 35 to 40 percent of police disability applications are
bogus or significantly questionable.
- Excellent series on police abusing disability system
- "John Ryan, hustling shortstop, embodies the paradox found in many police disability cases - disabled on paper but capable of vigorous physical activity in reality." Ryan collects a $66,460-a-year tax-free disability pension.