A retired police inspector hired by Mayor Eric Adams earlier this year while also collecting a police pension and working as the top security officer at Resorts World casino in New York City has left his casino job, according to a statement. Sunday of the company.
The news that retired superintendent Timothy Pearson will be leaving the post was announced days after DailyExpertNews reported that he had been hired by Mr. Adams under an unusual arrangement that would allow him to collect a city salary and take his job. at Resorts World, which has sought to expand its gambling offerings in New York City.
“Tim is a distinguished hero who served the city as a leader at NYPD for many years. Tim used those same skills to keep our facility and community safe for more than a decade,” the Resorts World statement said. “We support his decision to lend his expertise to the city in its efforts to make our streets safer, and we wish him the best.”
Mr. Pearson, 62, also could have kept his $124,000 annual police pension because his government salary is paid through the New York City Economic Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization controlled by the mayor.
Civil servants working for traditional city services are not allowed to collect a city pension at the same time under state law.
A spokesman for Mr. Adams, Fabien Levy, previously said Mr. Pearson’s municipal job responsibilities did not overlap with casino policies, but instead partnered with law enforcement to help improve the city’s public safety, the centerpiece of the mayor’s agenda. from Mr Adams.
Mr. Levy also said that Mr. Pearson would have withdrawn if there had been any interaction between the casino and the development company.
mr. Pearson is also responsible for devising and executing a plan to keep city schools open and connect with industry, said Mr. levy.
The Resorts World New York City casino, where Mr. Pearson worked as an executive, is seeking state approval to expand its gambling offerings in Queens. The city’s support for his bid could be crucial.