Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams will continue receiving generous retirement benefits even after CalPERS slashed the amount by more than $100,000.
Adams, whose $457,000 salary was higher than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck's and more than double his salary when he was Glendale's chief, will receive a pension of $287,066, according to documents obtained by The Times under the California Public Records Act.
That's down considerably from the $411,300 he was expecting to receive. Much of that pension amount is based on his tenure in Glendale. CalPERS determined in an audit that his $457,000 salary was incorrectly reported, and used a significantly lower pay rate to recalculate the pension he would receive from his one-year stint in Bell. L.A. NOW