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Waterford signs off on pension for top cop in sign flap

Associated Press

Waterford Township — The township pension board has signed off on retirement pay for a former police chief who was suspended last year in a dispute over the removal of a campaign sign that opposed a public safety tax.

Waterford Township’s pension panel took less than a minute Tuesday to approve Daniel McCaw’s pension, a week after the township board removed him under a law that allows local governments to retire an officer who is 60.

McCaw’s attorney, Todd Flood, suggests there may be a fight. He tells The Oakland Press: “We’re exploring all avenues.”

McCaw was investigated for removing a campaign sign last summer. A prosecutor found nothing illegal because the sign was illegally placed outside a vacant gas station. The case was closed.