The city of Oakland will review a decision to give a former police officer and current FBI agent a $52,000-a-year pension based on a disability claim, according to The Boston Globe. Aaron McFarlane was identified by the Globe as the FBI agent who shot and killed Igbrahim Todashev in 2013.
From the Globe:
Aaron McFarlane, identified last week as the agent who shot Ibragim Todashev during an interrogation in Orlando, has collected the pension since he retired from the Oakland Police Department in 2004 at age 31, say California officials. He apparently received the pension for medical reasons, court records say, though he passed the FBI's stringent physical requirements when he joined the bureau four years later.
McFarlane stands to receive the money, with cost-of-living increases, for the rest of his life, say officials of California's pension system for public employees. Court records say McFarlane retired after suffering leg injuries on the job. Officials said disability pensions for on-the-job injuries are tax free.
Todashev was a friend of deceased Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. McFarlane and two Massachusetts State Police officers were interrogating Todashev in his Florida home when they say he became violent and attacked. Neither State Police trooper was involved in the shooting, according to Florida and FBI investigations into the incident.
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