Hefty Retired Cop Sues NYPD Over Slim Pension

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27:  Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) take part in a promotion ceremony attended by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at Police Headquarters on January 27, 2012 in New York City. Kelly appeared in the film "The Third Jihad" Muslim groups are asking him to step down, saying that the film they depicts Islam and its followers in a bad light. The film was shown to hundreds and maybe thousands of NYPD officers for training purposes. Commissioner Kelly refused to answer questions relating to rape allegations involving his son, TV host Greg Kelly.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Two things stand out about the former NYPD lieutenant who retired in 2008, and is suing the department for giving him less than a full disability pension on the grounds that his obesity caused his heart condition (he says the job caused it): For one thing, $10 million is a mighty sum in addition to the larger pension; for another, the former lieutenant, Thomas Cantore, doesn’t weigh much more than he did when he joined the department. He’s now at 315 lbs, and weighed 295 when he signed on eighteen years ago, the New York Daily News reports.