NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities have accused New York City of miscalculating employment benefits for NYPD officers while they were away serving in the military.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced Thursday that his office had filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of current and former officers who have served since Sept. 11, 2001.
The suit accuses the NYPD of calculating pension benefits for the soldiers solely on the base pay. It says that violates federal rules requiring the department to factor in the probable overtime and night differential pay.
The city, NYPD and the city Police Pension Fund are named as defendants.
There was no immediate response to a message left Thursday with the city law department.