- Last Updated: 6:05 AM, August 3, 2012
- Posted: 2:48 AM, August 3, 2012
Federal authorities have accused New York City of underestimating pension benefits for NYPD officers who served in the military after 9/11.
Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara announced yesterday that his office had filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of current and former officers who served since Sept. 11, 2001.
The suit accuses the city of calculating pension benefits for the cop-soldiers solely on their NYPD base pay while they were serving, rather than factoring in the probable overtime and night differential pay they would have earned if they had not deployed.
The city, NYPD and the city Police Pension Fund are named as defendants.
There was no immediate response from the city Law Department.