Pension Parity Sought by Retired Black Police Officers

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  1. “Until 1976, black officers were blocked from joining a state-supported supplemental police retirement fund.”

    …in other words, they were blocked during Jimmy Carter’s ENTIRE term as governor?

  2. jm says:

    Yes, during his term as governor – when he had no control over the mayor. Maynard Jackson. It was under Jackson’s term (1974-1982) that this was solved, at least in Atlanta. However, that was only in part. These guys are long overdue an apology. And some cold hard cash.

  3. lakeguy3 says:

    It is a shame that this occured. I would suggest that these officers be allowed to “buy back” their time, at the rate the white officers paid during that time period to be a member of the fund.