Ex-police chief convicted of assaulting wife will receive full pension

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WALTHAM, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The former chief of police in Waltham will receive his full pension after being convicted of assaulting his wife inside their Maynard home.

The Boston Globe reports the Retirement Board voted unanimously Thursday to approve Thomas LaCroix's full pension.

Under Massachusetts retirement law, the board can revoke a public employee's pension if the crime they are found guilty of committing is related to the position they hold.

LaCroix was found guilty of twice assaulting his wife in June 2013.

The Concord District Court jury convicted LaCroix of throwing his wife in the couple's garage during one incident and giving her a bloody, swollen lip in another.

His wife testified her husband never attacked her, but a friend testified that she showed up at her house shaking and with a bloody lip saying her husband beat her up.

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