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Female Southampton Town Police Officers File Sexual Discrimination Claims

"While civil rights claims against the town are not uncommon, Ms. Scarlato said the vast majority are found to not have merit by state investigators."
Not uncommon? That is an unsettling statement. How common are they and how many have been found to have merit? Rather dismissive IMHO.
" Feb 21, 13 7:34 PM

What makes you say they "supported a chief" sounds like they worked hard and "supported" all the chiefs that they worked for. I believe the whole idea of civil service was to take the politics out of the job, but alas.... Southampton " Feb 21, 13 8:35 PM

The county PD would greatly increase our tax bills. Someone was finally cleaning up the problems/corruption, but Nuzzi, Scalera & Malone forced him out while ATH & Flemming sat impudently on the sidelines. The only way things will change is if a bright light shines on the administration & town board and someone finally holds them accountable for their actions." Feb 26, 13 10:23 AM

The article does clearly state that Chief Wilson was attempting to get one of them promoted. Change if often resisted and the only change since 1990 was Chief Wilson. Then back to Chief Pearce with 32 years in the Dept. You know the saying, "If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem."" Feb 26, 13 11:13 AM

That may or may not be true. One thing is for sure when you serve "at the discretion" of someone that is an awful useful way to keep someone "in line"
http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest/410609/Southampton-Town-Senior-Police-Officers-May-Not-Be-Forced-To-Retire
Those officers serve at the discretion of the town board after 20yrs and the threat of termination (forced retirement) has been brought up on more than one occasion... with politicians making that call. A lot of bad things can happen when politicians control the law enforcement" Feb 26, 13 7:17 PM

"Just because you are paranoid, does not mean someone is not after you." I think you are only slightly off on where the problem lies.
Why would one shred and/or remove records upon retiring unless something bad (possibly not acquired legally) was in them?
“I ordered those records,” Captain Tengalia stated, stressing the “I,” and saying he asked the town to take control of them during the transition between the two police administrations. “I didn’t know at that time if I was going to stay long, or not stay, because I was disappointed I didn’t get made the chief of police, so I was considering retiring rather soon. So I said, ‘These are extremely sensitive records. I would be uncomfortable leaving these extremely sensitive records unattended. I want them to be safeguarded.’”
Accompanying the subpoena was a Town Police memo dated May 13, 2011, stating that the seven boxes of folders “represent every confidential personnel police investigation from the police department from the years 1990-2009,” nearly the entire span of the Overton-Tenaglia administration. The memo was signed by Captain Tenaglia, as well as Sergeant Michael Joyce, who escorted the records; Town Management Services Administrator Russell Kratoville, who received them; and Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, who transported them.
Why would records that were secure in Police Headquarters for 19years still be safe there? Didn't Tenaglia stay under Chief Wilson for a transition... so why shred and/or move them? What is or was there? Unsettling again!
The Southampton Press seems to consistently fall down on their "investigative" reporting and stop asking questions or even worse they know the truth and do not report it. " Feb 27, 13 6:18 AM

Schurek was a candidate for Chief, correct?
http://olive.pressnewsgroup.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=SPW/2011/04/28/1/Ar00101.xml&CollName=SPW_APA3&DOCID=190290&PageLabelPrint=A1&skin=SouthamptonA&AppName=2&sPublication=SPE&sPublication=SPM&sPublication=SPW&sPublication=EHP&sQuery=schurek&sSorting=%2553%2563%256f%2572%2565%252c%2564%2565%2573%2563&sDateFrom=%2530%2539%252f%2530%2531%252f%2532%2530%2530%2537&sDateTo=%2530%2532%252f%2530%2531%252f%2532%2530%2531%2533&ViewMode=HTML" Feb 27, 13 8:25 AM

Town Promotes Zarro But Skips Others, Pays Sandy Bills

Hmmm, not surprised that ATH & Flemming caved to the 3 amigos as usual. Wonder why the 3 amigos agreed to wait on the Kiernan & Cavanagh promotions... they normally just ram it down the impudent's throats. Must be something really bad if they backed off!
Think we will ever find out.... doubt it." Feb 27, 13 9:58 AM

Suskind Eyes Return To Town Board

Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, the bar is set pretty low for a "voice". ATH has apparently lost hers or the cat got her tongue" Feb 27, 13 11:36 AM

More important the keeping us Rural is someone who will work hard to honestly represent the residents of this town and do it in an open & transparent manner. No more hiding behind closed doors where "deals" get made. No more positioning so they can use our town as a political launch pad. Open discussions about our town government.
The last person I know who worked like that on the town board was Jim Drew. I may not have agreed with his politics but you could never question his integrity." Feb 27, 13 5:17 PM

Female Southampton Town Police Officers File Sexual Discrimination Claims

I am always amazed when people like Marietta Seamen, Nancy Graboski, etc touted Tenaglia because he had served so many years and he should be next in line for the Chief. You see it a lot in organizations (especially civil service) where people are promoted to their level of incompetency. Just because you stayed or overstayed a long time does not mean you are qualified for the next level. I am sure Captain Schettino of the Costa Concordia had a long career too before he ran his ship aground.
I have to say, at least Graboski stuck to her guns and voted her conscious. Why would Nuzzi & Malone vote in favor of Wilson only to sabotage him? How does that serve the residents of our town? Fail." Feb 27, 13 10:42 PM

Town Promotes Zarro But Skips Others, Pays Sandy Bills

Not sure how you know that, but you peaked my interest. It appears that they had to make Zarro now because the civil service test expires 3/1/2013 but they still have time to make Kiernan a sergeant because that is ok until 11/13/2013 is he any relation to Lt Kiernan that was all over 27east?

Interestingly, the Captains list seems to expire when Zarro's one would assume that he will be on the new list, no? This is like something out of a bad movie.


https://apps.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/civilserviceinquiry/Jobeligible.aspx

https://apps.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/civilserviceinquiry/Jobeligible.aspx

https://apps.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/civilserviceinquiry/Jobeligible.aspx" Feb 27, 13 10:51 PM

GOP and Throne-Holst Talk, But Cross-Endorsement Is Not On The Table

Well, well. This is like a game of clue... Prof Plum, in the library with the lead pipe. ATH, I really hope that you did not make the choice of, "If you can't beat them, join them." If rumors of a meeting with Edward Walsh, head of the Suffolk County Conservative party start to circulate this woud be interesting as well as telling. A hat trick of endorsements would put you in line with DA Spota & Clerk Pascale. Read the fine print before you sell your soul." Feb 27, 13 11:40 PM

Just a note to Jim Malone/Ed Walsh, William Wright & Gordon Herr - This cross endorsement stuff is garbage. You are corrupting our democracy and basically appointing people to positions. It is not an election when you only have one choice. If your party doesn't have a qualified candidate then fix your party because you should have many qualified candidates in it. Also, the idea that primaries are bad is bogus too, make your candidates compete and it becomes a natural vetting process.
To all the independent parties out there - get people on the ballots. More candidates mean more choice and more ideas being voiced. Then it will be democracy in action.
Just saying...." Feb 28, 13 8:25 AM

Town Promotes Zarro But Skips Others, Pays Sandy Bills

Interesting, I will be the first to say that you can not condemn a man for the sins of his brother BUT it would be nice if the town board would at least make a veiled attempt to avoid the appearance of impropriety.
Apparently, LT Kiernan is not only a Republican committeeman but sits on the candidate screening committee. Even stretching an assumption that our local politicians are totally honorable, how could LT Kiernan not have influence over them when they need his vote to get on the republican ballot.
This whole thing looks bad.
http://olive.pressnewsgroup.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=SPE/2012/06/07/1/Ar00102.xml&CollName=SPE_APA3&DOCID=259993&PageLabelPrint=A1&Skin=SouthamptonA&AppName=2&sPublication=SPE&sScopeID=DR&sSorting=Score%2cdesc&sQuery=kiernan%3CAND%3Eethics&rEntityType=ARTICLE&HedLine_hl=&Byline=&Body=&sSearchInAll=false&sDateFrom=%2530%2532%252f%2532%2535%252f%2532%2530%2531%2531&sDateTo=%2530%2532%252f%2532%2535%252f%2532%2530%2531%2533&dc:creator=&PageLabel=&dc:publisher=&ViewMode=HTML" Feb 28, 13 9:35 AM

Female Southampton Town Police Officers File Sexual Discrimination Claims

There seems to be a lot to look into - "former Town Police Captain Anthony Tenaglia has spoken out—to say there was no wrongdoing. “There were no records destroyed. There were no records missing,” the former captain, now retired, who was in charge of police headquarters at the time of the incident, said in a phone interview on Monday. “This was some concocted conspiracy theory that never occurred.”" BUT Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer says, "it was determined that Chief Overton’s file was properly released to him, as were records that were disposed of."

Were records disposed of or not? It can't be both ways. Did Chief Wilson shred or remove "extremely sensitive records" before he left? Chief Teller before that? Suffolk CTY Chief Moore before he was replaced? It does not seem like a common practice and the explanation behind it seems like a fabrication. Shouldn't any incoming Chief have access to all the records, especially ones that could reveal problems within the department?
Southampton Press... are you really happy just reporting fabricated stories without looking further?" Feb 28, 13 10:09 AM

Town Promotes Zarro But Skips Others, Pays Sandy Bills

Wow, most of these comment sections seem eerily quite. Where are the usual spin artists? Possibly some truth coming out and people are concerned... I have a strange feeling there are a lot of hushed meetings behind closed doors going on. This must be real bad and we residents are going to end up paying for it.

Elected officials and town employees - it is a simple equation. Earn the publics trust and maintain it by doing what is right for the residents of Southampton Town" Feb 28, 13 12:24 PM

Board Members Say Female Officers Were Not Discriminated Against

OK, there is so much going on here it can make ones head spin. Let's start with this.

Jim Malone, Chris Nuzzi & Christine Scalera Question the Chiefs judgement... really? Was it his judgement?
1- They did not question his judgement in any of the other promotions including their republican committeeman James Kiernan.
2- They would only reluctantly act on the corrupt Kiernan's suspension after he was placed on forced leave by Chief Wilson for 32 charges!
3- Chief Wilson was not the only one concerned about LT Kiernan, "A federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, disclosed this week that his and other multi-jurisdictional agencies routinely kept the Southampton Town Police in the dark about their investigations within the town—contrary to common practice in other jurisdictions. He said it was
because their investigators did not trust the department, in particular the now defunct Street Crime Unit under the leadership of Lieutenant James Kiernan"
4- The DA's office trusted Chief WIlson's judgement when 2 Dangerous felons get released from prison by the district attorneys office Mohammed H. Proctor, 36, of Riverside and Bernard T. Cooks, 31, of Southampton, because of LT Kiernan and his units credibility
5- The DA's office has to seize confidential personnel investigative records from Town Hall that they would not give Chief Wilson access too - which may or may not have show a history of corruption by LT Kiernan - but how is anyone to know
6- Southampton Town has to pay a settlement of luckily only $70,000 in the wrongful death case of Tony Bradway who died in the custody of LT Kiernan and his unit - see link below
7- "The plaintiff, Craig Chillemi, accuses Town Police Lieutenant James Kiernan, Officer Eric Sickles and Detective Thomas Tully of having conspired to harass him and falsely arrest him in an effort to end his relationship with Det. Tully’s daughter, Tara Tully."
8- "Southampton Town Attorney Tiffany Scarlato said Tuesday that the town filed a motion to have the case dismissed. She added that Stephen Vlahadamis, another son of Mr. and Ms. Vlahadamis, has filed a notice of claim—the first step leading to a potential lawsuit—alleging that police officers used excessive force and malicious persecution in an incident in the parking lot of the club on April 30, 2011.This is not just about the Dream nightclub. This is very, very personal, because they are accusing my family of allowing criminal activity to occur at the nightclub,” James Vlahadamis said. “It was a specific attack against the nightclub because [Kiernan] was being sued by my family because of another matter.”
9- "The Southampton Town Board on Tuesday night approved a settlement agreement in the disciplinary case against suspended Town Police Lieutenant James Kiernan that lifts his suspension and allows him to return to duty. The board unanimously approved the terms of the settlement, which was negotiated by attorneys representing the town and Lt. Kiernan on Friday"
10- "Since his departure, according to members of the department, she has been stripped of the acting role and removed from the head of the patrol division, replaced by Lt. Kiernan."

That is a top 10 list that Letterman could not even make up! Who's judgement should be called into question? After all of this and he is put in charge of the patrol division... I am sure that is pretty much the department - how many divisions can this place have.
Final thought, I can find no article about officer Sickles returning to work like LT Kiernan. If he has not returned, why? What is worse, the personal with the chemical dependency problem or the supervisor that covers everything up? Neither are ok, but if one is allowed back how do you choose? I am guessing that officer Sickles is not on the screening committee of the republican party.


http://olive.pressnewsgroup.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=SPE/2012/05/10/1/Ar00102.xml&CollName=SPE_APA3&DOCID=257072&PageLabelPrint=A1&Skin=SouthamptonA&AppName=2&sPublication=SPE&sScopeID=DR&sSorting=Score%2cdesc&sQuery=kiernan&rEntityType=ARTICLE&HedLine_hl=&Byline=&Body=&sSearchInAll=false&sDateFrom=%2530%2532%252f%2532%2535%252f%2532%2530%2531%2531&sDateTo=%2530%2532%252f%2532%2535%252f%2532%2530%2531%2533&dc:creator=&PageLabel=&dc:publisher=&ViewMode=HTML

http://olive.pressnewsgroup.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=SPE/2012/05/17/9/Ar00910.xml&CollName=SPE_APA3&DOCID=257849&PageLabelPrint=A9&Skin=SouthamptonA&AppName=2&sPublication=SPE&sScopeID=DR&sSorting=Score%2cdesc&sQuery=BRADway&rEntityType=ARTICLE&HedLine_hl=&Byline=&Body=&sSearchInAll=false&sDateFrom=%2530%2532%252f%2532%2535%252f%2532%2530%2531%2531&sDateTo=%2530%2532%252f%2532%2535%252f%2532%2530%2531%2533&dc:creator=&PageLabel=&dc:publisher=&ViewMode=HTML" Mar 1, 13 9:16 AM

Come on now... really?! How many board member are attorneys - Scalera, Flemming, Malone not sure if others are. Was Town Attorney Scarlato and Services Manager Kratoville advising these people? How about the labor attorney?

"Board members said that Sgt. Costa would have to be interviewed by the Town Board first, a step that was not taken with other department candidates for promotion."

It is pretty simple, when you treat one gender differently than another it is discrimination. Done - take out the taxpayers checkbook. Thanks a lot!" Mar 1, 13 10:47 AM

Southampton Press - this is the quickest I have seen an article buried. What's up with that... a lot of nervous calls to keep it quiet?" Mar 1, 13 5:28 PM

Chief Robert Pearce and how he got there

"At one point, when the three other board members pushed forward a resolution to promote then-Lieutenant Robert Pearce to captain against the recommendation of Chief Wilson" - let's go to the replay

" Chief Wilson confirmed that he did not propose promoting Capt. Pearce and did not know about the board’s plans until Monday morning, after it was brought up during a work session meeting of the board on Friday.
“That sounds like some kind of political deal to me,” the chief said following Tuesday’s vote. “I didn’t recommend it.”

" “I think there’s a lot more that can be said. I find it troubling that we couldn’t wait for some of that information to come forward,” Ms. Throne-Holst agreed. “As everyone now knows, there are outstanding questions and unresolved information around the police department.”" ***Guess the Town Board has some knowledge of bad things to come!***

"After extensive research, Officer Gwinn said he could not find another instance in the history of New York State where a civilian board created a position and promoted a captain without a police chief’s and department’s support."

"After the meeting, Mr. Malone said he stood by Capt. Pearce’s promotion. “Captain Pearce has done a great job. He’s been acting in the executive officer position for all intents and purposes. I’m very proud of Robert Pearce and am sure he’s going to do a great job for our town.”"

Ms. Scalera said she voted for the promotion because Capt. Pearce was already performing many of the functions of a captain and already being compensated for the same. “As such, I believe Civil Service law would require he be given the title,” she said
Acting as the Captain for a period of time and being paid for it does sound like a logical argument and Scalera siting civil service law makes it convincing BUT why the change of heart with SGT Costa?
"In the wake of the board’s refusal to grant Sgt. Costa’s promotion, Chief Wilson had tapped her to be an “acting lieutenant” and the supervisor of the department’s patrol division."
What makes this even more interesting is that Chief Pearce was then the president of the Superiors Officers Association
" Officer Gwinn also said the PBA found it disturbing that Capt. Pearce, who is president of the Southampton Town Superior Officers Association, the union that represents high-ranking police officers in the department, would accept the captain’s position rather than fight to get ranking members forced into retirement reinstated."
from a solicitation letter I received from this organization President Robert Pearce, VP Michael Zarro, Trustee James Kiernan and Past President Anthony Tenaglia. That is some lineup and look at the weaving of politics.

One would assume (i know don't assume) that these sergeants went to their union first to get help but so far I am not able to find any on the record comments.
Now Chief Pearce taps his VP, now president of the SOA, to be his lieutenant, while the complaints are being made and SOA President Michael Zarro accepts the promotion and neither of them will make a comment to the press.

“I’m sure this will go its normal course,” the chief said of the complaints."
"Ms. Scarlato said the vast majority are found to not have merit by state investigators"

I thought those last comments were dismissive before, but looking at the history - HOLY MACKEREL! We residents deserve so much better than this!" Mar 1, 13 6:07 PM

Town Promotes Zarro But Skips Others, Pays Sandy Bills

OK, I know this thread is pretty dead but here we go anyway.
"Nearly 90 minutes later, the group finally emerged, and when the time came to vote on the promotions of the two officers, the resolutions were withdrawn."
So, they felt comfortable enough to promote Michael Zarro but not James Cavanagh or William Kiernan. After reading todays article and seeing how bad it looks I can not imagine what must be worse that the 3 amigos were afraid to make the other promotions. Did I move to Brookhaven and not know it? Oh Boy!
http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-Southampton/454801/Board-Members-Say-Female-Officers-Were-Not-Discriminated-Against?message=posted

" Mar 1, 13 6:15 PM

Board Members Say Female Officers Were Not Discriminated Against

HHS - You may want to review your comment. How could both of your answers be true if in one you say Costa is more deserving and then undeserving.
Based on all that has come out in Wilson's attempt to clean up that place, I would tend to go on his judgement." Mar 1, 13 11:07 PM

Female Southampton Town Police Officers File Sexual Discrimination Claims

SInce 27east seems to be bending to town hall and burying news articles in archives here are the newer articles
http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-Southampton/454801/Board-Members-Say-Female-Officers-Were-Not-Discriminated-Against?message=posted

http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-Southampton/454800/Town-Promotes-Zarro-But-Skips-Others-Pays-Sandy-Bills" Mar 1, 13 11:11 PM

Board Members Say Female Officers Were Not Discriminated Against

I will gladly look at any chronology to get to the bottom of these shams. I have been looking but can't find anything linking Wilson with need to payback PBA and other promotions seem to have been made without fuss.
Based on the facts in past 27east articles I found above I would have to say that the credibility is on Wilson's side as Tenaglia, Pearce, Kiernan, and the Town Board have routinely been caught in lies or appearances of impropriety.
Based on the archives it seems as though the PBA has been asking for any outside agency to look into the management of southampton police. It appears that someone should have listened a little sooner.

I agree with you that hopefully this will finally get cleaned up as southampton deserves better. That will only happen if the press and residents insist that everything is done openly and we keep the light on them so the cockroaches keep scurrying into the darkness.

It also appears that you are right that the females are not in the soa club. Seems that the Chief Overton was quite the sexual predator and that the PBA is the only one willing to say anything.
"Officer Drew confirmed this week that there were at least three sepa- rate female officers who had come to the PBA with complaints about the chief ’s conduct, and that she had personally witnessed one of the incidents.
She characterized the nature of the complaints as primarily intimidation and “stalking,” saying the chief was driving by and checking up on female police officers several times in one night during a midnight shift, following female officers on patrol, and showing up at the officers’ calls unannounced."
" Mar 2, 13 8:11 AM

Female Southampton Town Police Officers File Sexual Discrimination Claims

Chief Pearce is either lying or has a horrible memory. I tend to think that prior as you would remember your boss being all over the newspaper for sexual harassment. What else does he know about and deny? Credibility is key Chief Pearce!
"Officer Drew confirmed this week that there were at least three sepa- rate female officers who had come to the PBA with complaints about the chief ’s conduct, and that she had personally witnessed one of the incidents.
She characterized the nature of the complaints as primarily intimidation and “stalking,” saying the chief was driving by and checking up on female police officers several times in one night during a midnight shift, following female officers on patrol, and showing up at the officers’ calls unannounced."" Mar 2, 13 9:02 AM

Board Members Say Female Officers Were Not Discriminated Against

" Police said they know exactly who they are seeking and have his name and photograph, but have still withheld his identity, saying only that there were investigative reasons for withholding that information from the public."
"The U.S. Marshals Service, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota’s office, New York State Police and the Suffolk County crime laboratory are also involved in the investigation "
"This week, Chuck Walsh, a cousin who was extremely close to Sister Walsh said, "he believes the police are doing the best they can. “I think they’re doing a better job than people think,” he said, noting that he and his church’s deacon, Jim Murphy, who has a law enforcement background, would talk often with Southampton Town Police detectives, who always had new information and a lot more information than has been publicly released.'"
Based on so many agencies being involved and statements from the family I would like to believe it was all above board. Maybe some of these posters with inside knowledge can shed some light?
This is the problem when the gov't loses the public trust and then there is a lack of transparency... it makes it tough to believe gov't even when they are telling the truth.
The question is... when are we going to open the windows and air everything out instead of just using Glade Plugins and pretending it doesn't stink?" Mar 2, 13 9:46 AM

Is Andrew Zarro any relation to the new LT Michael Zarro? If so, I may have prematurely posted!" Mar 2, 13 9:55 AM

Female Southampton Town Police Officers File Sexual Discrimination Claims

PBR in ref to your "Note that Chief Pearce "rejected the idea that there has been a pattern of sexual discrimination within the department during his tenure. “I’m sure this will go its normal course,” the chief said of the complaints.""

Chief Pearce is either lying or has a horrible memory. I tend to think that prior as you would remember your boss being all over the newspaper for sexual harassment. What else does he know about and deny? Credibility is key Chief Pearce!
"Officer Drew confirmed this week that there were at least three sepa- rate female officers who had come to the PBA with complaints about the chief ’s conduct, and that she had personally witnessed one of the incidents.
She characterized the nature of the complaints as primarily intimidation and “stalking,” saying the chief was driving by and checking up on female police officers several times in one night during a midnight shift, following female officers on patrol, and showing up at the officers’ calls unannounced."" Mar 2, 13 9:59 AM

Board Members Say Female Officers Were Not Discriminated Against

I hope it wasn't the case, but that is the unfortunate thing when the government has a history of corruption and there is no transparency... you don't know what to believe.
Do you know if there is any link with the car owner Zarro and the LT Zarro? That would definitely shed some light!
This town has one hell of a long road to earn back our trust." Mar 2, 13 11:08 AM

Well, Hamptons34, I do not think that DA Spota walked over to the jail and let these felons out without anyone knowing. One would think that there is a procedure in place for people that were convicted of crimes based evidence or testimony of corrupt cops "questionable integrity" I know that if my family member may have been falsely imprisoned I would want them out right away and I am sure you would feel the same way. Fortunately, our justice system is designed to protect the innocent even if it means a few "guilty" people get away with their crimes because imprisoning an innocent person is unacceptable, period. Releasing people like this is a mechanism to discourage cops from overreaching their authority or manufacturing evidence, knowing that if caught the entire case goes down the toilet.
“The decision to release convicted drug dealers back into the community under these circumstances is not undertaken lightly and is made free from political consideration or favor, contrary to recent assertions made by former town and police officials,” D.A. spokesman Robert Clifford wrote in the statement. “Rather, we are duty bound under the law to take this action,”
"Mr. Proctor had filed a $50 million lawsuit against the town in 2010 challenging the circumstances of his arrest."
"Those charges remain confidential, but Lt. Kiernan is accused of, among other things, giving tacit approval to Officer Sickles to continue to carry a sidearm, drive police cars, interact with the public and make arrests, despite having been aware that Officer Sickles had developed an addiction to prescription drugs. Lt. Kiernan also is accused of trying to cover up Officer Sickles’s dependency. In addition, at times, confiscated drugs in the Street Crime Unit office at police headquarters in Hampton Bays reportedly were left unsecured. "
I am all for looking at the whole story, but this one looks pretty clear. Lt Kiernan let the bad guys get away and we will have to foot the bill. (wether they were guilty or not)" Mar 2, 13 6:51 PM

Suskind Eyes Return To Town Board

Are the committee votes weighted or does everyone have equal vote?" Mar 2, 13 10:54 PM

GOP and Throne-Holst Talk, But Cross-Endorsement Is Not On The Table

I do not know the inner workings of the parties but would not be surprised about how similar they are. This cross endorsement baloney does nothing except help keep patronage alive and well. Deals are made and people behind the scenes decide who will be elected since are candidates are on every line." Mar 2, 13 11:01 PM

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