I-Team: Big payout made to Cleveland police chief as he retired, got rehired

CLEVELAND-Records just released to the FOX 8 I-Team show Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams collected a payout of nearly $350,000 for unused benefits when he recently retired even though the city immediately rehired him.

The I-Team revealed weeks ago, Calvin Williams stepped down briefly. But the move allows him to collect a pension and his salary of $130,000. Critics call that double-dipping; although, it is completely legal, and the practice is widespread.

Meantime, records now show Williams also collected $346,699.97.

That lump sum comes from unused comp time, vacation time, and sick time.

Through a spokesperson, the chief had no comment.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.