Ex-Cop Loses Disability Pension After Media Spot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

A former New Jersey police officer has been stripped of his disability pension after he was seen in the media running after a monster truck and wrestling.

The state Police and Firemen’s Retirement System voted unanimously that former Hamilton Township officer Joseph Derrico is no longer permanently disabled after a board of doctors examined him.

Derrico cannot return to his old job because he resigned in 2010 at 43 with disciplinary charges pending. His tax-free pension was $70,000 per year.