A judge has upheld the decision to reduce former Bridgeport Police Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez’s pension by 50 percent due to his involvement in cheating on the 2018 police chief’s exam and lying to the FBI about it. The judge emphasized that the facts were clear regarding Perez’s intentional actions and their negative impact on the public trust and fair evaluation processes. Despite pleas from Perez’s wife, a portion of the reduced pension will still be allocated to her. Perez’s lawyer attempted to challenge the order, claiming misunderstandings, but the judge maintained the clarity of the original ruling. Perez and the city’s former personnel director, David Dunn, were both sentenced for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI, leading to the reduction of their pensions.