Fired South Jersey cop allowed to instead resign, keep $30K

EVESHAM — A police officer fired earlier this year won’t get her job back but will be allowed to keep the more than $30,000 she was paid while she fought her dismissal.

Kathleen A. Portella is sworn in as an Evesham police officer in September 2015.

Evesham officer Kathleen A. Portella was terminated after being disciplined three times by the department, according to court papers.

She sued, seeking to be re-instated with backpay. Instead, she last month agreed to a settlement that officially records her departure from the department as …read more

Source: Burlington

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