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Law change boosts pension for state police leader

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By MELINDA DESLATTE
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state police retirement system is investigating a pension law change devised in the final days of the legislative session that gave Louisiana's state police superintendent a hefty retirement boost.

The board governing the retirement system agreed Wednesday to look into the details of who sought the last-minute add-on, whether it was properly handled and what it will cost the pension system.

Irwin Felps, executive director of the system, said the provision - which was adopted by lawmakers with no discussion of its implications - affects two people who work for the Louisiana State Police, including Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintendent.

A legislative actuary estimated the law change will cost $300,000.

Edmonson says he didn't ask for the change. And he says if it's deemed improper, he won't accept it.

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