- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state police retirement system won’t release the findings of its investigation into the last-minute passage of a pension hike for the state police superintendent until a Sept. 4 meeting of its board.

Irwin Felps, executive director of the retirement system, said Thursday an investigation by the system’s attorneys into whether the law change that benefited Col. Mike Edmonson was handled properly is complete.

But he says the report is covered by attorney/client privilege until the system’s public board meeting. A public records request from The Associated Press was rejected by Denise Akers, a retirement system lawyer, citing the same privilege.

The retirement boost was tacked onto an unrelated bill in the final hours of the legislative session, sparking strong criticism. Edmonson has said he won’t accept the increase.

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