Retired Chicago Cops Lose Bid For Pension Credits

Law360, Los Angeles (February 19, 2014, 9:36 PM EST) -- A Seventh Circuit panel on Wednesday rejected a putative class of former Chicago police officers’ attempts to get pension credits for work with the Cook County sheriff, ruling that the pension board lacked jurisdiction to review its decisions.

Circuit Judge Daniel A. Manion, writing for a unanimous panel, affirmed a lower court’s decision dismissing the suit with prejudice. The retired officers contested the pension board’s changing stance on granting credit for time spent with the sheriff’s department, claiming the board’s refusal to reconsider its decisions violated...
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