Alison Murray purchased her first-ever home, in Aberdeen, Scotland, but was informed that she has to relocate, temporarily, because the house has become infested with bats, which cannot be disturbed, under Scottish and European law, once they settle in. Conservation officials advised her that she could probably move back in November, when the bats leave to hibernate.
NYPD officer James Seiferheld, 47, still receives his $52,365 annual disability pay despite relentless efforts of the department to fire him.
He had retired in 2004 on disability, but was ordered back to work when investigators found him doing physical work inconsistent with “disability.”
However, Seiferheld could not return to work because he repeatedly failed drug screening — for cocaine.
Meanwhile, his appeal of the disability denial went to the state Court of Appeals, which found a procedural error and ordered that Seiferheld’s “disability” benefits continue — even though the city has proven both that he is physically able and a substance-abuser.
Robert Williams conscientiously completed his San Diego police officers’ application, answering truthfully, he said, questions 172 (yes, he had had sexual contact with a child) and 175 (yes, he had “viewed or transacted” child pornography).
Three weeks later, the police had not only rejected his application but arrested him.
Williams’ wife, Sunem, said the police department has “integrity” problems because “telling the truth during the hiring process brings prosecution.”
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