Two former Milwaukee officers continue to receive pay behind bars. Andrew Spengler and Daniel Masarik continue to be paid under a state law only applying to Milwaukee. Under this law, the city is required to pay the fired officers,including benefits,all the way up until their appeals are exhausted.Spengler has been paid almost $195,000 and Masarik has been paid almost $176,000. In May 1995 both were fired because of the Frank Jude Jr. beating that involved off duty officers at a party in Milwaukee(Bay View). They will be sentenced November 29th and will remain in jail until then. They each are facing up to 20 years in prison. The city wants the law changed because it feels we shouldn''t have to waste tax-payer money to pay people after they are already found guilty. Mayor Tom Barrett wants a hearing as soon as possible because he too is unhappy that these officers are still being paid. The city and some Milwaukee legislators are in the process of trying to push a bill to get the pay policy rescinded. In my opinion, it''s wrong to charge tax-payers more money to keep their home when other people are getting paid to sit in jail. That money could be fixing our streets,funding our schools,or even be used as pay for current Milwaukee police officers.$371,000 could do a lot for Milwaukee.