cop The lawsuit alleged that New York City improperly reduced the retirement benefits of police officers called to military duty after 9/11. Credit: Metro file photo

 

New York City has settled a lawsuit in which the federal government accused it of improperly reducing retirement benefits for current and former police officers who served in the military after Sept. 11, 2001.

 

The settlement announced by attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan calls for pension benefits to be calculated in accordance with a 1994 federal law designed to protect the rights of civilian employees who are called to active duty.

 

The settlement requires court approval.