NBC 7 has obtained the documents from the ACLU that detail how much former Escondido Police Chief Jim Maher was paid to step down.
After more than 30-years with the department, Maher was placed on paid administrative leave in September of last year due to a personnel investigation.
Then came an announcement he was retiring at the end of 2012.
The severance agreement shows Maher was paid $150,000 and allowed to keep his benefits.
Maher was given a "retired police chief" badge for the city of Escondido.
The documents also show Maher waived any further claims.
Maher served with the department for 32 years, and was previously a U.S. Military Marine Corps Police Officer for four years.
The department has not released details about the investigation, as it is ongoing.