NYPD to probe former cop on disability who's working full time in Florida
BY Graham Rayman
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 6:31 PM
Courtesy Christopher DePaolis, who retired after tearing up his knee in a foot pursuit, had no problem bragging about his marathon running on his Facebook page.
The NYPD will probe a former cop who is reaping fat annual disability payments for an injured knee, though he now runs marathons and is a full-time sheriff’s deputy in Florida.
The Police Pension Fund has referred the case of Christopher DePaolis to the NYPD, the agency's executive director said Wednesday.
PPF head Kevin Halloran said new info suggests “the member is no longer disabled.”
DePaolis is under scrutiny because he received an NYPD disability pension for an injured knee, and then moved to Florida and took up distance running. Earlier this year, he was hired by the Broward County Sheriffs Department as a deputy.
DOI OPENS PROBE INTO NYPD DISABILITY PENSION SYSTEM
Courtesy Christopher DePaolis, retired NYPD cop awarded a disability pension after tearing up his knee in a foot pursuit, now works as a sheriff near Miami and runs marathons.
The NYPD pension gives DePaolis more than $80,000 a year. His Broward County salary is more than $52,000 annually.
A spokesman for the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Union declined to comment.
Representatives of the five police unions, the mayor, the police commissioner and the comptroller were present at the trustees meeting.
The Board was told that the fund will pay out an estimated $2.3 billion next fiscal year in pension contributions.
The Broward County Sheriffs Department is also conducting a review.
The Inspector General overseeing the NYPD is looking into the broader issue of questionable NYPD disability pension cases, as the Daily News reported Wednesday