WALTHAM — The former police chief, Thomas LaCroix, who was convicted of twice assaulting his wife at their Maynard home last year, will receive a full pension after the Retirement Board voted unanimously Thursday night to grant it.
“There are times in a person’s life when one mistake can cost that person everything,” wrote Michael Sacco, the board’s lawyer, in his recommendation to the retirement panel. “After much thought and deliberation, I conclude this is not one of those circumstances.”
Massachusetts retirement law states that if a public employee’s convictions are found to relate at all to his or her position, the pension for that employee can be taken away. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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