[–] Justintoxicated 2 points (+2|-0)

By describing his departure as a retirement, and filing his retirement papers, the chief and the other officers will be able to draw on their pension and health benefits.

Smart move on their parts, in this atmosphere it might not be easy to get a fair trial so why jeopardize the pensions you earned over the last 20 years, at least protect your families if/when criminal charges get filed.