Chief David Erwin is a slime, real shocker.
Erwin moved from a ghostjob and back to grab himself an extra gift from Wisconsin taxpayers—an
$11,680 annual raise to his $111,067 a year gig.
Erwin is what Paul Ryan calls a "taker."
By Jason Stein and Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gov. Scott Walker's administration rewarded the new hardline Capitol
Police chief and his top deputy with double-digit pay raises earlier
this year after moving the pair on paper to phantom jobs for two weeks
and then back to their real posts.
Chief Dave Erwin — who has overseen a crackdown on Walker protesters
at the statehouse — received an overall salary hike of 11.7%, to
$111,067 a year, the same rate as his predecessor. That amounts to an
$11,680 annual raise.
That hefty raise was possible only because Walker officials
transferred Erwin on Feb. 5 to a ghostposition in the state Department
of Administration, according to a copy of the transfer letter
obtained by the Journal Sentinel. Then, on the same day, he was
shuffled back to his real job as head of the Capitol Police force.