Some Springfield city officials are looking to assign blame for the disputed police pension calculations that may have led to thousands of dollars in overpayments to a dozen retired cops.
Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin is pointing fingers at Mayor Mike Houston and city Treasurer Jim Langfelder.
McMenamin says both of them knew of the discrepancy in early 2012 but failed to notify aldermen… even though aldermen were debating pension benefits as part of a new police contract.
But Langfelder says he did his job by notifying the mayor… and says it was up to the mayor to bring the City Council into the loop.
Houston was unavailable for comment.