It’s time to make new friends, especially among Bridgeport’s blue.
Former Chief Armando Perez, awaiting sentencing on a federal plea for rigging his police chief test, once again tops the list of top 100 municipal wage earners backed by salary and unused time. Some of AJ’s loot will go to legal fees, as well as fines and restitution at sentencing scheduled for next month.
Left to right in a payment grid provided by the city: name, position, salary number, year 2020, overtime, longevity pay and unused time.
Police officers maintain 17 of the top 20 wage earners and then some. Poor Mayor Joe’s outside the top 40 at a meager $165K.
That meowing you just heard came from city officers feeling the pinch of Acting Chief Rebeca Garcia cracking down on overtime since she took over the job after Perez’s resignation last September. We shall see how the numbers in 2021 match up to 2020.