Suburban NYC police chief says suspension without merit
CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A suspended suburban New York City police chief says he has been unfairly sidelined — but can’t say why.
The Journal News (http://lohud.us/29UWvVT) reports Saturday that Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan says the Town Board’s sanction is without merit.
But neither the chief nor the board have disclosed what prompted the disciplinary action.
A Town Board spokesman tells the newspaper officials can’t discuss ongoing investigations and personnel matters.
Sullivan says the charges will be disclosed when he formal responds to a hearing officer.
Sullivan makes $278,161 annually running the 162-officer Clarkstown Police Department.
He has publicly clashed with board members over their decision to hire an upstate accounting firm to audit the $50 million force.
Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com