Retired Ventura County sheriff sues for supplemental pension
Former Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks, whose $283,000 pension is among the largest of any retired government employee in California, is suing the county for a supplemental benefit that would pay him another $75,000 a year.
Brooks retired in January 2011 after 37 years with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, the last 12 as the county’s elected sheriff. He draws a pension of about $283,000 a year, according to public records provided by the Ventura County Employees Retirement Association. In the last year of his career, he had $272,000 in total compensation, including a base salary of $227,600 and a longevity bonus, health benefits and uniform and car allowances.