Alan Bokowski is an incarcerated sex offender.
He pled guilty to sexual assaulting a child between the ages of 13 and 17.
He is a retired Deputy Chief of the Lake in the Hills Police Department.
As such, he receives a pension.
It’s up to over $84,000 a year.
Tuesday afternoon the Lake in the Hills Police Pension Board was scheduled to meet in a quarterly meeting.
Bokowski’s pension was on the agenda under Old Business.
There were reporters than members of the Pension Board.
Only two of the five Board members were able to attend:
- Larry Howell, President
- Stan Helgerson, VPa
Although no quorum was present, the two explained that their attorney, Richard Reimer was reviewed the conviction and whether it would have any impact on Bokowski’s pension.
“Whether he keeps it or doesn’t keeps it–that is the question,” explained Helgerson.
“Or if there’s anything that might jeopardize it,” Howell added.
“I don’t recall us ever having to remove anyone’s pension,” he continued.
Bokowski’s pension increased 3% on January 1st, the automatic annual increase for all with public employee pensions.
A citizen who gave his name only as Rich asked when pension amounts were no longer on the LITH Village web site.
The answer is that Village employees are no longer providing the bookkeeping for the pension fund.
At issue is whether the crimes for which Bokowski is in prison have a connection to his official duties.
From what I gather, the crime for which he is incarcerated occured after he retired.