Report: ‘Disabled’ Bell Chief Ran 5K Charity Race

BELL (AP) — Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams claimed he was disabled, but the Los Angeles Times says he took spinning classes and ran a 5K charity race only months before taking the job.

Adams completed the 2009 Glendale race in under 32 minutes. And his application for Orange County sheriff in 2008 said he enjoys skiing and jogging.

Adams made a deal to be declared disabled when he was hired as police chief of the tiny Los Angeles suburb last year. That could allow him to pay taxes on only half of his potential $400,000-a-year state pension — although the deal is under investigation.

Adams resigned this year after revelations about huge salaries for Bell officials sparked public outrage.

Adams’ attorney, Mark Pachowicz, says his client is disabled, and the spinning classes and jogging are good for his back.

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