Thursday, April 11, 2013

Arrested East Haven cops’ paid leave tops $300,000

By Jennifer Swift
Register Staff
EAST HAVEN — Prohibited from performing police work, four officers arrested in early 2012 after a federal probe into alleged racial profiling collected salaries, retirement payouts and stipends totaling more than $300,000 while on paid administrative leave, documents show.
Officers still accrued sick and holiday time, despite never having to take a sick or vacation day because they were not permitted to work.
They also collected uniform stipends, despite not having to wear them, rewards for not smoking, and one even earned a perfect attendance stipend for $400. These stipends are stipulated in their union contract.

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