Last week the New London City Council went into executive session to discuss impending litigation against the city from the former leadership of the police department for failing to make good on their negotiated settlement packages.
Residents should be appalled at how the city does not bargain in good faith. They have witnessed first hand the mistreatment of former employees who have attempted to retire only to be mistreated and have had to sue their former employer to receive their due rewards.
The city has long used this strategy of refusing compensation. An investigation of how former employees are driven to bankruptcy and death while waiting for court-awarded benefits many years after they retire is in order. Why spend more taxpayer money developing legal strategies when the cheapest route is to honor the current agreements?