Man arrested in Menlo Park shooting
Original post made on Dec 9, 2012
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on Dec 9, 2012 at 11:59 am
Nice to see Sgt. Tim Brackett working on really what matters to Menlo Park residents. In 2011, Tim Brackett was in the top 10 of overtime pay earners and top 20 of specialty pay earners. With $18,614 in overtime and $9,378 in specialty pay, Tim Brackett earned a grand total of $169,726.
If this seems high, you need to realize that the average base pay for Menlo Park police officers jumped 14.2% to $125,220 from 2009 to 2010. Then in following year, the average base pay for Menlo Park police officers jumped 8% to $134,337 from 2010 to 2011. This quickly lead to a situation where sergeants were getting paid more than their commanders.
on Dec 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm
who's to say Sgt. Brackett wasn't working on what "matters" before? He worked overtime. He earned it. The raises were granted by our idiot city council. Can't blame Sgt, Brackett for that either. If you don't like what we pay our police, go to a city council meeting and let your displeasure be known.
on Dec 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm
Uh, what's wrong w/a cop making the much per year? I know people who, imo, contribute a lot less to society that make that. Is it because taxpayers are responsible for paying the salary??