Fmr. Bell, Calif. police chief wants pension doubled
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 6:30
- Date Sep 27, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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Philly scored his back -- session on the docket today at the request for a pension of more than half million dollars a year.
From the man who was the top cop of the city plagued by a corruption scandal and -- until you get to know.
It's a story we first brought you last week and America life is the former Bell, California police chief.
And -- now demanding of the California retirement system that they double his pension his pension.
Based on his hefty salary which was almost 500000 dollars a year.
Well the city doesn't want to do it.
Another facing off in court.
Where Adams has already invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself twenty times.
Even refusing to answer -- question about.
His salary but what you want to base his pentagon.
You may remember that eight bell city officials were arrested back in 2010 he wasn't one of -- but they were all accused of looting the city treasury to boost their salaries.
Heat this guy wasn't one of them but he does have a claim against the city -- bunch of money and it's a question about whether he should get one.
Turning now to discuss it mark Chrysler's former prosecutor now defense attorney David -- also a defense attorney so.
What you in this market can do is make the case -- -- -- we -- -- please make the case west as to why a mr.
Adams should not get one more red cent from the city of -- Well as a lot of people might be able to call it it's nothing but clips but.
-- the average person in that jurisdiction who is given 25 to thirty years of service.
Takes home annually and pension about 81000.
He wants I half a million but -- he doesn't want to answer questions.
He must show that he had a valid contract ended that valid contract is free from fraud.
But you don't want to answer questions fourteen minutes of I'm invoking my Fifth Amendment privilege sorry -- he did that in the course of his own litigation to get the pension.
That he's demanding.
Oh yeah -- I mean yes.
Is is David Stern might not to -- you -- -- -- Fourteen minutes.
Twenty times and then they said populist right does -- show you some some some things to look at I -- -- a look at that cannot answer any questions about.
But didn't like 500000 dollar -- how he wants it per year.
Yes per year which in Zimbabwe is about seventeen trillion dollars.
David why does this guy deserved one penny he's -- -- about not being a police chief in a city that's -- -- corruption on boxes that city officials and their salaries.
The city 40000 -- which is twice the pension while yelling.
But most intimate I digress.
Hard working public servant is standing in -- time amidst a forest fire of corruption.
He does not want to become C arranged by those -- he's entitled to take the fifth that any.
Criminal or civil proceedings that mark well now it's and that's what he's done here now he was given the benefit if you will.
Of a very high salary by mr.
Rizzo who has been charged criminally.
Any took it all there's nothing wrong with accepting a legally -- illegally funded salaries far as you know it's legally.
And -- as -- public import employee retirement system in Sacramento which of course is bankrupted this state.
Has upset pension standard that allows him to collect a pension based on one single year salary and he's asking for the last year of his salary.
Before he retired which is 457000.
That is unbelievable intuition let me hitting my iron and an eruption that way of the city officials who cut that deal with him and we don't know what he was -- -- -- Why would you -- -- share with the viewers -- and if you -- after the break.
His emails and you'll like him even more all yes.
So that's the viewers to know that the -- made it 240000.
Dollars a year as police chief in another city Glendale that he moved to bell.
And for one year this is that he was pleased -- there for one -- that's when he made four -- 457000.
Dollars a year -- a police chief.
And based on that one year he's going back in demanding that his pension actually be.
Dollars per year for the rest of -- -- that would make him the second high pensioner.
In the state of California right now he's just at number eight -- -- that going for number -- And you tell me do you know whether the email exchange will be helpful to your fake client's case -- on the board and show the jury our viewers what he -- this McClatchy.
I'm looking forward to seeing you this -- to his fellow colleague.
To seeing you.
Looking forward to seeing you and taking all -- -- not any exclamation point national law LL well you can take your share of the pie just like us that we will all get fat together.
Mind you -- get a get a guy McCain had.
You know what may I think he will not -- -- perhaps she was a bit in -- in that email -- -- I'll grant you that all stipulate up but what he's going to say I.
I am sure is all the money I'm legally entitled to.
Pursuant to the city's bylaw -- written by.
Robert Rizzo that may be difficult Megan but I'm sure that's how he.
However is I was at the heart of that criminal case we've got mark that I learned what -- did.
I guess that this city has mark is that they claim the City Council never approved.
This yes salary and pension.
Yes and who kept -- hidden and raised though not the character from -- a guy in this city.
Who apparently is facing charges for looting the city so they want to ask.
-- questions on the stand and his top cop who's been -- top -- in three different jurisdictions as I'm not gonna answer -- it's -- incriminate me.
You get nothing that's my boy you guys you know get nothing in light at.
It might you know -- that is but yes there.
You know love -- of -- -- -- the bottom line.
This city is kind of -- the -- -- Greenwich Village OK he's making a huge amount of money we get yet but even he made sure before he accepted this money before he went after the retirement that it was within the by the bylaws of that particular day -- as it yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- -- I know I -- it works that's why we're bankrupt now -- mark David even if they found bin Laden he still wouldn't be entitled without money.
And I mean -- thanks John will be right back.