16 pensions awarded on 6% COLAs’ last day; repeat docs used

By Tim White

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The head of public safety in Providence says the city’s investigation into accidental disability pensions awarded in the early 1990s has revealed there were repeat doctors who would routinely sign off on injuries sustained on the job, the Target 12 Investigators have learned.

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Due to an editing error, an earlier version of the headline on this post incorrectly said a single doctor awarded 16 accidental disability pensions with 6% COLAs on the last day they were available.

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