Phoenix public safety manager faces lawsuit over wagesPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Public safety manger Jack Harris is facing a lawsuit brought local tax payers, a DC-based watchdog group, and a number of active-duty and retired police officers. The groups claim that Harris is violating city wage policies by receiving both a retirement pension and salary at the same time.
Harris retired as Police Chief in 2007 and was then rehired two-weeks later as the city's public safety manager, a job which includes his former duties as Police Chief.
During the two years that Harris has held his new position he has been paid approximately $190,000 in annual salary, plus roughly $90,000 annually from his retirement pension. Those who brought the lawsuit say that constitutes "double-dipping" a practice that is illegal.