Woodard awarded disability pay

Tacoma Assistant Police Chief Catherine Woodard, who has been questioned for her role in Chief David Brame’s murder-suicide, was granted disability retirement Wednesday, which will pay her $65,000 in tax-free benefits annually.

The Police Pension Disability Board approved one of her two job-related stress claims. The News Tribune has reported the board accepted a back injury as one of those disabilities, while rejecting a disability claim of stress.
Allegations that Woodard, 49, abused her position to help Brame in his divorce proceedings are part of the investigation by state and federal agencies into the events that led up to Brame fatally shooting his wife, Crystal, and himself.