Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018160 on 07/06/2004, Section 18-51 read as follows.

    The benefits payable from the PRF, as herein provided, whether before or after they are ordered paid by the administrator, or after appeal, by the PRB, police retirement fund shall not be assignable or subject to counter-claim, recoupment or set off,. nor shall they be Except for qualified domestic relations orders, benefits payable from the police retirement fund shall not be subject to assessment, garnishment, execution, injunction, or any other decree, order, process, or proceeding in any court for the payment of any debt of any beneficiary, and the sum shall be held and distributed solely for the purpose of this article and for no other purpose whatsoever. This provision shall neither prohibit nor not prevent the PRB police retirement board from pursuing a covered police employee retiree or other beneficiary of the PRP police retirement plan of for recovery of benefits erroneously paid or to recover benefits paid due to fraud, duress or the concealment of any material fact necessary to properly process a claim for benefits.

(Code 1964, § 9.1880)