Skip to comments.Oakland probes disability pay of ex-cop who's now FBI agent
Posted on 05/23/2014 8:34:08 AM PDT by DFG
Oakland officials are investigating why a former police officer is collecting $52,488 a year in medical disability benefits from the city even though he has been working as an FBI agent in Boston.
The unusual case of FBI Special Agent Aaron McFarlane, 41, came to the attention of Oakland officials after the agent was identified last week as the federal officer who shot and killed a key figure last year in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
The disability benefit that McFarlane is collecting under the California Public Employees' Retirement System is awarded when a worker is unable to perform the usual duties of his or her current position "due to an illness or injury that is expected to be permanent or of an undetermined duration," said Joe DeAnda, a CalPERS spokesman.
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Oakland officials are investigating why a former police officer is collecting $52,488...snip...McFarlane retired from the Oakland Police Department on medical disability in 2004, four years after he joined the force as a patrol officer.
Four years. From the time he was 27 until he was 31.
I was in the service from the time I was 17 until I was 47. I get thousands less than this fool, and it is all subject to tax.
This is why I hate when folks try to equate the military and law enforcement.
Sgt. Barry Donelan, president of the Oakland Police Officers Association, on Thursday described McFarlane as a "solid guy, a good guy" who, like many officers working in high-crime environments, "are the ones that on a regular basis put themselves between decent, hard-working citizens and many of society's worst."
You're my hero Sgt Bonehead.
Why take the time to put the word "unusual" in there?
Spanky McFarlane is an FBI agent?
I wonder how this was missed on the back ground investigation?
$52,488 a year in medical disability???
I think anyone of us would get a maximum of $1,200 with social security disability. Why is his so much higher?
My sister gets SSI and a supplement from Minnesota for food of about $80. Total $802 a month. Recently the state tried to take the $80 away saying she did not have separate cooking facilities in the place she was sharing with others. She wrote many letters and contacted the governors office and got it back after 2 months. She should try to get a job with the Oakland police or the FBI.
This guy looks to have lied in another job, took the 5th, got disability at a high wage and still is able to get hired with the FBI.
Did they not do a BACKGROUND CHECK on this guy?!
I once swore to never lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate those among me who do. Is there no analogy in federal law enforcement, or are they free to be miscreants?
“I wonder how this was missed on the back ground investigation?”
A whole lot of governmental incompetency, and a touch of fraud thrown in.
I’m on long term disability and have to submit medical info and signed proof by my doctor periodically.
There is something really wrong here because any pre employment inquiry done by the FBI for an applicant surely includes a review of his past employments and eligibility for rehire there.
Craig Livingstone? Arkansas state troopers? Sandy Burger? Sid Blumenthal? Reggie Love? Vallerie Jarrett?
A compromised staff is a loyal staff.
Disability and workers comp insurance fraud etc., in regards to cops, firemen, teachers etc, is through the roof...
Yes it is.
I know of firefighters who would receive an injury on their “moonlighting” job and go to work and claim it as an on the job injury in the Fire Dept.
No, it is not indictment of all firefighters ,but imagine a few from each dept across the country doing this....
This tends not to happen with private companies, because they are trying to make money and this would hurt the owners of the company.
And if they didn’t stop it, only those owners would care.
Government could care less, because the people who make the decisions don’t have to spend the money, they just take it from the taxpayers.