A Springfield alderman has had enough. Ward 7’s Joe McMenamin is calling for an immediate end to the pay spike that top Springfield police officers get on their birthdays and work anniversaries… a spike that can give them a pension boost.
That pay spike is scheduled to be eliminated for department command staff next February… but McMenamin wants it rescinded now. He tells the State Journal-Register that he’s particularly bothered by the pending retirement of Police Chief Robert Williams.
Williams has been off the job for weeks, but won’t officially retire until his birthday in October, allowing him to receive a higher pension.