"Battling treacherous office chairs and aching backs, aging cops and firefighters miss years of work and collect twice the pay"
If this was taking place in the private sector, some people would probably charged with felony fraud.
Asked about the program last year, Riordan said: “Oh, yeah, that was a mistake.”
Riordan said he supported DROP to appease the police union during a tumultuous period in city politics, but that it had been dogged by rumors of abuse from the beginning.
Told that nearly half of all DROP participants who entered the program had subsequently gone out on disability leaves, Riordan, now 87, said he remembered hearing the number was even higher. “Either way, it’s total fraud.”