By: Diane Benjamin
Other than all Bloomington Police Officers, guess what these 23 have in common:
The link above is to the Total Compensation report for last year. See the column labeled “misc”. Below is the description of the “misc” column:
Without a FOIA I can’t say every officer on this list received Worker’s Compensation, meaning they were INJURED on the job, but many received large amounts of money which couldn’t be anything but Worker’s Compensation.
These officers are trained, carry offensive weapons, and really want to go home when their shift ends – they still get injured.
What will happen to “social workers” responding to calls?
One Public Comment Monday night claimed police don’t need to do traffic stops. See this story – a police officer was killed making a traffic stop: Bothell-mourns-slain-police-officer-jonathan-shoop-killed-during-traffic-stop
Look at the Compensation list, there are lots of other Worker’s Compensation claims especially in the Fire Department.