Injured Yonkers police officers feel cheated on disability money
Several Yonkers police officers and firefighters injured in the line of duty say they are getting cheated on disability money.
John Walters, a 17-year veteran of the Yonkers Police Department, was forced to retire after an injury. Walters says he and other officers are getting federal Social Security and Medicare deductions on their paychecks. According to the IRS Employers Tax Guide, the city should not withhold that money after six months.
The human resources commissioner at City Hall says Walters, and others like him, will be refunded the money they are owed. He says an aging computer payroll system is to blame for the delays.
Walters says he may sue the city of Yonkers and the police department if the problem is not resolved soon.