Ex-Bellevue police chief claims $23K in sick pay

Aug 11, 2013

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The Bellevue City Council is set to vote on a claim by a former police chief who retired amid scandal for more than $23,000 in unused sick leave.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that former chief John Stacey filed the claim last month, saying the city incorrectly calculated when it paid him more than $47,500 in unused sick leave last year.

Stacey says he is due another $23,674 for an additional 480 hours.

Stacey resigned last year as the city investigated reports that he'd made an inappropriate remark to a 13-year-old girl at a city fire station.

Earlier this year, he was acquitted of a misdemeanor gun violation after he was accused of improperly lending a handgun to former Gretna City Administrator Colleen Lawry.

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