A: Michel Moore, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, got a $1.27-million DROP payment and started collecting his $240,000 pension when he retired, briefly, earlier this year. In a highly unusual maneuver approved by Mayor Eric Garcetti, Moore was rehired about a month later into the same job at the same salary. A few months after that, he was named chief and is now collecting an additional $350,000 per year in salary from city taxpayers. Because chiefs are excluded from the DROP, Moore would have had to surrender the $1.27 million in order to take the top job if he had been promoted without the brief retirement.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times