Elorza reacts to Retirement Board's discontinuing firefighter pension

Statement by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Regarding Retirement Board's Action to Discontinue Disability Pension

– Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Wednesday issued the following statement regarding the Retirement Board's action to discontinue the tax-free accidental disability pension of a former City firefighter caught on videotape pumping iron:

“It was apparent to anyone who watched the video that Mr. Sauro was abusing our public disability pension system. I commend the Retirement Board for taking the appropriate action in voting to discontinue Mr. Sauro's accidental disability pension. This sends a clear message that abuse of our public resources will not be tolerated.”

(release from City of Providence)