Suspended detective to leave force

Suspended detective to leave force

There are 80 comments on the www.ctpost.com story from Jan 4, 2012, titled Suspended detective to leave force. In it, www.ctpost.com reports that:

Detective William Jennings , a veteran officer who was suspended last year after an internal investigation found he violated the law, has apparently resigned, town Human Resources Director Ron Ing said Wednesday morning.

...In the 14-page grievance, Jennings details what he describes as a deep-seated culture of animosity among some members of the police department. He said his removal from the DEA task force and the investigation against him is retaliation for speaking out about unethical activity within the department and because he is paid at a higher rate than most other officers.

"The retaliation is ongoing ... and includes my being removed from the task force which I have been a part of for 9 years and there existing no basis for my removal, frivolous internal affairs investigations and my being denied overtime I am entitled to," according to the complaint....

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Tom g

Bristol, CT

#1 Jan 4, 2012
Hello out there, I'm for real.
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Bridgeport, CT

#2 Jan 4, 2012
Leave the force Luke
quiter

Bridgeport, CT

#3 Jan 4, 2012
In an email, Jennings, a 25-year veteran of the force, said he did not resign but rather "accepted a contractual super annuation retirement" that would allow him to freeze his pension until his hiring anniversary date.

But Ing said it was unclear exactly what Jennings is doing.

Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Suspended-...
what is he doing

Bridgeport, CT

#4 Jan 4, 2012
quiter wrote:
In an email, Jennings, a 25-year veteran of the force, said he did not resign but rather "accepted a contractual super annuation retirement" that would allow him to freeze his pension until his hiring anniversary date.
But Ing said it was unclear exactly what Jennings is doing.
Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Suspended-...
I am a total believer that we are our own road to a greater understanding of the greater purpose in life. To be open to all things and that there are special people placed on the earth at this time to bring about gods eternal plan for man-kind. The awaking of the conches self, but it takes special people to help open these doors so that we have a clear view of the bigger picture.

To be an instrument in Gods hands takes a very special Spiritual minded person to do so and needs to have a base platform and are far as I can see your base platform is your Christianity. In this the churches of the world play a very specific part in the awaking of the spiritual self. To ask the question and find the answers is not an easy thing to accomplish.

To want to know the truth of all things we open this very special place with in our selves to do so though prayer and in this the churches have brought about the importance of prayer. I stress churches because I believe that the churches have a place in the plan of salvation and that we are responsible for our own salvation but there must be a beginning to search out the truth of the God Head. I can go on and on and on but this is not my purpose.

There are many books written to help us accomplish this the greatest book of all is the Bible that is the common denominator to all the churches. It a very hard book to understand and is very easily miss interpreted, this is were we find the divisions of the churches. God new this and for this reason has placed special people into the world at this time to help us come unto him. But most importantly his plan of salvation can not be confounded and his word doesnot change even from the beginning. The creation of Man is unique in every way, our capacity to know all thing is within our selves from the beginning and to come in contact with this reality the doors need to opened and it takes very special people to help us get in contact with this reality. God bless you for the need to do so.

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#5 Jan 4, 2012
what is he doing wrote:
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I am a total believer that we are our own road to a greater understanding of the greater purpose in life. To be open to all things and that there are special people placed on the earth at this time to bring about gods eternal plan for man-kind. The awaking of the conches self, but it takes special people to help open these doors so that we have a clear view of the bigger picture.
To be an instrument in Gods hands takes a very special Spiritual minded person to do so and needs to have a base platform and are far as I can see your base platform is your Christianity. In this the churches of the world play a very specific part in the awaking of the spiritual self. To ask the question and find the answers is not an easy thing to accomplish.
To want to know the truth of all things we open this very special place with in our selves to do so though prayer and in this the churches have brought about the importance of prayer. I stress churches because I believe that the churches have a place in the plan of salvation and that we are responsible for our own salvation but there must be a beginning to search out the truth of the God Head. I can go on and on and on but this is not my purpose.
There are many books written to help us accomplish this the greatest book of all is the Bible that is the common denominator to all the churches. It a very hard book to understand and is very easily miss interpreted, this is were we find the divisions of the churches. God new this and for this reason has placed special people into the world at this time to help us come unto him. But most importantly his plan of salvation can not be confounded and his word doesnot change even from the beginning. The creation of Man is unique in every way, our capacity to know all thing is within our selves from the beginning and to come in contact with this reality the doors need to opened and it takes very special people to help us get in contact with this reality. God bless you for the need to do so.
That is very true..very nice but how does that pertain to the situation, this topic?....Forgive me but I don't see the connection.
jealous

Bridgeport, CT

#6 Jan 5, 2012
Are you peole jealous that he is retiring and still in his forties?

Don't be jealous because he was a responsible spender and was able to save his money and now can retire!

He may even leave the area but will still get his check. Please keep paying those taxes on time.....

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#7 Jan 5, 2012
jealous wrote:
Are you peole jealous that he is retiring and still in his forties?
Don't be jealous because he was a responsible spender and was able to save his money and now can retire!
He may even leave the area but will still get his check. Please keep paying those taxes on time.....
God Bless Him! God Help Us!
No one is jealous of someone who is lost. Any Believer knows this is all temporary....the eternity..Each person will ultimately face Judgment Day. God's law supersedes man's law!
jealous

Bridgeport, CT

#8 Jan 5, 2012
THE GENUINEPHYLLIS wrote:
<quoted text>God Bless Him! God Help Us!
No one is jealous of someone who is lost. Any Believer knows this is all temporary....the eternity..Each person will ultimately face Judgment Day. God's law supersedes man's law!
but in the meantime keep paying those taxes!
Hey Snarky

New Britain, CT

#9 Jan 5, 2012
....if we don't pay our taxes he'll still be gone

Since: Jul 08

Howell, NJ

#10 Jan 5, 2012
jealous wrote:
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but in the meantime keep paying those taxes!
Hmmm....you know, that might be an excellent reason for the Town to declare legal bankruptcy and wash it's hands of outrageous pension payouts like this one. Keep it up, the more you type the support for bankruptcy will grow.
Stankie

Bridgeport, CT

#11 Jan 5, 2012
quiter wrote:
In an email, Jennings, a 25-year veteran of the force, said he did not resign but rather "accepted a contractual super annuation retirement" that would allow him to freeze his pension until his hiring anniversary date.
But Ing said it was unclear exactly what Jennings is doing.
Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Suspended-...
It is obvious to all that this guy is crying out for help.
He "accepted a contractual super annuation retirement"???
Did the town offer this to him? Not likely.
If he requested it, then it is up to the Town to accept his request.
A "contractual super annuation retirement" is for persons with enough years of service.
Otherwise you resign & exercise vesting rights in the pension plan which will start paying out on your 25th aniversary.
When you quit & leave before your required years - you are no longer a cop - and you are not retired - but resigned.
Retired is a designation bestowed upon those who complete the required terms of service, not those who quit & leave early.
jealous

Bridgeport, CT

#12 Jan 5, 2012
hey stankie.......

call it what you want but he starts collecting soon enuff from the residents!

and boy it is a alot of money to stay home!
OCCUPY

Bridgeport, CT

#13 Jan 5, 2012
See reading these posts and others on the "other" wbsite is enough to make someone ill!

Why don't the people POUR into the the next town council meeting and DEMAND that something be done about these ridiculous pensions!

we simply cannot afford them anymore. what's fair is fair...
strafturd

New Haven, CT

#14 Jan 5, 2012
they were legally negotiated and are in effect until the last person "receiving a benefit hereunder has died"
read the contract

Bridgeport, CT

#15 Jan 5, 2012
Jezebel282 wrote:
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Hmmm....you know, that might be an excellent reason for the Town to declare legal bankruptcy and wash it's hands of outrageous pension payouts like this one. Keep it up, the more you type the support for bankruptcy will grow.
check page 9

[b] This vesting provision shall be at the option of the employee, who must indicate his/her decision in writing to the Personnel Office no later than ten [10] days after he/she has resigned or been terminated.

[c] The vesting benefit would be deferred until twenty-five [25] years after the hire date of the employee who either resigned his/her job or was terminated by the Town. Start of payment of the benefit to such employee shall be on the first day of the first month following the final month of such twenty-five [25] year period.

It seems for a person hired on say - 11-3-1987 - they would be eligible to be paid in December of 2012

There is no verbiage for an "early retirement" in the pension agreement. You resign or are terminated & exercise your vesting options.

He is not eligible to request a "superannuation pension" as that requires 25 years of service..

Many feel this vesting/pension request is a done deal, still ignoring the Lexus caper.

"Corrupt public officials should not receive public pensions after violating the public trust," said Blumenthal. "This basic principle led me to advocate the pension revocation and reduction law," he said

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Should-co...
OCCUPY

Bridgeport, CT

#16 Jan 5, 2012
strafturd wrote:
they were legally negotiated and are in effect until the last person "receiving a benefit hereunder has died"
there are many things that are legal in this world but it doesn't mean they are "right".

There is NOT one citizen , except of course the cops/firemen and their immediate family members, that believes these employees deserve a pension that is $60,000 -$100,000 (and beyond).

Now do they deserve pensions that were negotiated? YES, but they should not given to criminal cops and they should be CONTROLLED!

Reading through alot of this it is obvious that these employees are able to increase their pensions by working overtime. It also seems from reading these blogs that overtime is randomly given out to certain employess.

Everyone reading this KNOWS that there are a million ways that overtime can be reduced in these departments. No one wants to do this because they are all in it together.

It's called CORRUPTION...... greed plain and simple
Tippys Goldfish

United States

#17 Jan 5, 2012
Jezebel282 wrote:
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Hmmm....you know, that might be an excellent reason for the Town to declare legal bankruptcy and wash it's hands of outrageous pension payouts like this one. Keep it up, the more you type the support for bankruptcy will grow.
David you’re a real genius. To “legally” bankrupt the Town, to “wash its hands” of pensions would cause financial chaos in Stratford. Your bond ratings would drop; taxes would sky-rocket, more businesses would move out, and real estate would plummet even more. People would be moving out of the lovely town of Stratford in droves to a more financially stable city—like Bridgeport. Your 500K home will be worth about 90K. Yep, David you will really show this Jennings guy.

Now what would you do? Isn’t Pat collecting one of those town pensions? In lieu of pension reform, maybe to save some money the BOE could fire some of the superfluous personnel, like Mayor Miron did at Town Hall!!!!

You and your merry band of two or three loyal followers should go to a Council meeting and propose bankrupting the town just to show these people collecting pensions.

Let’s face it Stratford is screwed because of people like you. You complain for the sake of complaining, yet you offer no real answers to real problems. Stratford’s downfall is that there is a foolish RINO as mayor- he can’t make decisions – except for a hefty raise for the “next mayor”- wink, wink. This guy listens to people that do not have the Town of Stratford in their best interest, but rather are guided by self-gain.
The real answer to the pension issues is proper contributions, proper investments, and the politicians need to keep their “hands out of the pot.”

Best regards and Happy New Year to you, David.

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#18 Jan 5, 2012
Jezebel282 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm....you know, that might be an excellent reason for the Town to declare legal bankruptcy and wash it's hands of outrageous pension payouts like this one. Keep it up, the more you type the support for bankruptcy will grow.
Better yet we the people of Stratford better reopen that atrocity of an investigation...Gross miscarriage of JUSTICE!!
From what I hear a huge lawsuit is underway & rightfully so! Non the less, Here we Go Again! Time for the mayor to grow a pair...step to the plate. We have been plundered one too many times by hokey nonsense

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#19 Jan 5, 2012
OCCUPY wrote:
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there are many things that are legal in this world but it doesn't mean they are "right".
There is NOT one citizen , except of course the cops/firemen and their immediate family members, that believes these employees deserve a pension that is $60,000 -$100,000 (and beyond).
Now do they deserve pensions that were negotiated? YES, but they should not given to criminal cops and they should be CONTROLLED!
Reading through alot of this it is obvious that these employees are able to increase their pensions by working overtime. It also seems from reading these blogs that overtime is randomly given out to certain employess.
Everyone reading this KNOWS that there are a million ways that overtime can be reduced in these departments. No one wants to do this because they are all in it together.
It's called CORRUPTION...... greed plain and simple
In addition why was it legal for that off duty officer to tresspass, threaten...WOULD NOT ANY CITIZEN DOING WHAT HE DID BE ARRESTED???
The whole thing stinks...What about that law passed in 2008??
I am going to contact my friend,the SENATOR/originator who started the bill which became law in '08...Specifically created to protect the taxpayers from corruption, abuse of power etc etc..public officials/public servants...
Tippys Goldfish

United States

#20 Jan 5, 2012
OCCUPY wrote:
<quoted text>
there are many things that are legal in this world but it doesn't mean they are "right".
There is NOT one citizen , except of course the cops/firemen and their immediate family members, that believes these employees deserve a pension that is $60,000 -$100,000 (and beyond).
Now do they deserve pensions that were negotiated? YES, but they should not given to criminal cops and they should be CONTROLLED!
Reading through alot of this it is obvious that these employees are able to increase their pensions by working overtime. It also seems from reading these blogs that overtime is randomly given out to certain employess.
Everyone reading this KNOWS that there are a million ways that overtime can be reduced in these departments. No one wants to do this because they are all in it together.
It's called CORRUPTION...... greed plain and simple
Hey OCCUPY you have some great ideas. You need to establish a tent city and occupy Paradise Green.

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