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Notwithstanding any provisions of this Charter to the contrary, should any member of the police department who is a member of the Retirement System under Charter Section A8.597 with five years of credited service, cease to be so employed, through any cause other than death or retirement, he or she shall have the right to elect, without right of revocation and within 90 days after termination of said service, to allow his or her accumulated contributions including interest to remain in the retirement fund and to receive a retirement allowance equal to the percent set forth in Section A8.597-2 opposite his or her age at retirement, for each year of service multiplied against the final compensation of said member, calculated at termination, payable beginning no earlier than age 50. No vesting retirement allowance under this section shall exceed ninety (90%) percent of the member's final compensation. The provisions of Section A8.597-15 shall not apply to any members of the Retirement System under Section A8.586 who terminated before January 1, 2003 or their continuants.
(Added November 2002)