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Battling treacherous office chairs and aching backs, aging cops and firefighters miss years of work and collect twice the pay

W hen Capt. Tia Morris turned 50, after about three decades in the Los Angeles Police Department, she became eligible to retire with nearly 90% of her salary. But like many cops and firefighters in her position, the decision to keep working was a financial no-brainer, thanks to a program that allowed...
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L.A. doubled the pay of cops, firefighters. Then they go on long leaves, costing taxpayers millions

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