Sunday, July 24, 2016
Riverton cop who was placed on "permanent layoff" in 1995 is awarded retirement benefits in 2016.
At its April 11, 2016 meeting, the PFRS Board granted former Riverton Borough (Burlington County) police officer Michael Nocella's application for deferred benefits. The Board noted that Nocella entered into a settlement agreement that was ratified by the Borough Council on September 14, 1995 and called for him to be placed on "permanent layoff," to relinquish his tenure rights and to never work for the Borough again. Since "Riverton's administrative charges were never formally served on him," Nocella "was not removed for cause" so Board approved his application.