WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - How much money is he walking with and can he get his job back?
The 22News I-Team is working for you with a follow-up on the case involving former West Springfield Police Captain Daniel O'Brien.
Bob Dickson, the Regional Supervisor of the Police Union told the 22News I-Team about possible outcomes of this situation and how much money he could retire with.
Dickson said that if O'Brien accepted the deal offered to him Friday he could've walked away from this with somewhere around 70% of his pay to retire.
O'Brien didn't want to take it because he thought it gave him credit for years he didn't earn bringing his pay, if he retires now, down to roughly 62% of his pay.
This is all in response to an incident two years ago when O'Brien taped a woman to a restraint chair.
Dickson said Tuesday he thought the deal was appropriate and he's surprised he didn't take it.
"My understanding is that he felt there's a three year period he didn't qualify for, didn't work, everybody agrees that he qualifies for that, goes into his pension, that's where we leave it so. I can't figure why he'd say he doesn't qualify for the three years. He does," Dickson said.
O'Brien told 22News Monday that he wants to exercise his right to a hearing. Dickson says a hearing could uphold termination or get him his job back with or without back pay.
As of right now, O'Brien is no longer getting paid by the department.