Eberhard acknowledges that there are rumors of pension spiking, and says that any claims that he accepted the position of chief solely to pad his retirement are “absolutely untrue.”
Mayor James F. Goodhart supports the retiring police chief and said that any rumors of pension spiking “have no merit.”
Eberhard’s sudden retirement was announced in a statement released by the city on Aug. 27.
“This was not expected,” said Tony Dahlerbruch, PVE city manager, “but the chief has been here a very long time, so I understand his request.”
Eberhard, 56, is originally from Redondo Beach, but moved with his family to Palos Verdes Estates in 1971. His family is well-known in the city; the baseball field at PV High is named after Eberhard’s father.
I have an article in the PV News this week.