The final decision on whether former Waltham Police Chief Thomas LaCroix will receive retirement benefits will likely not come until November, according to the Waltham Retirement Board’s hearing officer.
Attorney Michael Sacco, the hearing officer for the LaCroix pension issue, detailed the decision process during a Sept. 25 Retirement Board meeting at Waltham City Hall.
LaCroix, in July, was convicted of attacking his wife during a domestic dispute in June 2012 at their Maynard home. He was later sentenced to probation and resigned as the police chief.
· The final decision on whether LaCroix will receive retirement benefits will likely not be made until November, according to Sacco.
· As part of the decision making process, the hearing will determine whether LaCroix broke the laws or rules applicable to his tenure as the police chief, Sacco said.
· Eight exhibits have been provided to the board as part of the hearing process, as well as one from Sacco himself, Sacco said.
· No evidentiary subpoenas were submitted for the hearing, Sacco said.
· Sacco said he does not anticipate any testimony for the hearing.
· Once the hearing is completed, LaCroix’s attorney will have the chance to address the board and then a deadline by which the final decision must be made will be determined, Sacco said.
· Then, during a future meeting, the Retirement Board will deliberate on the matter behind closed doors, Sacco said. The final decision vote will be made in public, Sacco said.
· LaCroix has the right to appeal the decision.