UNION CITY - Former Union City Police Chief Charles Everett is off the job after 35 years, but still qualifies for a six-figure pension.
According to Union City's City Hall, the former chief will also be able to cash in at least 200 unused sick and vacation days, which would add up to a one-time bonus of at least $167,000. Mayor Brian Stack says that figure could change.
The police chief retired the day before an independent investigator concluded that the chief could face charges, including "neglect of duty." The investigation took place following a Kane in Your Corner investigation that caught Everett billing the Union City Board of Education for off-duty security work that he didn't do. Kane in Your Corner even caught Everett at the gym while on the clock.
Stack says it has been a difficult time, but in the end, the city will be better off. Stack tells Kane in Your Corner that he credits Walt Kane with coming forward, running the story and bringing the situation to his attention. He says it's unfortunate Everett's career ended like this, but he appreciates it.
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