Gov. Jerry Brown told hundreds of police chiefs Tuesday that curbs on their pensions may be needed to solve the state's long-term budget crisis.
"I didn't take my retirement at 50," the 72-year-old governor told the California Police Chiefs Assn. in Anaheim. "In fact, if you want to stabilize this pension system, we need a lot more people working until they're 72."
His comments elicited some uneasy laughter.