10:54 PM PDT on Saturday, March 27, 2010
By ALICIA ROBINSON
As Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach prepares to undergo 30 days of home monitoring after pleading guilty Thursday to driving under the influence, the clock already is ticking on his official retirement.
The misdemeanor conviction won’t affect his ability to retire and collect a pension, officials said. He has filed an application for industrial disability retirement, and Riverside City Attorney Greg Priamos said it is expected to be effective April 12.