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Discussion in 'New England' started by kwflatbed, Sep 1, 2007.
Re: Quincy Police Sgt. runs for Mayor
That's awesome.....it should make things entertaining, at the very least.
Quincy grapples with ex-police chief’s legal bills
Posted Sep 19, 2009 @ 02:31 AM
Mayor Thomas Koch will have to resubmit his request to have the city pay $50,000 for the legal defense of former police chief Robert Crowley, who was sued by an officer he fired.
Six-year legal saga with Quincy Police officer comes to an end
Six-year legal war between fired officer, ex-chief is over
A six-year legal battle between a former police chief and an officer he fired is over.
An attorney for officer Timothy Kaes filed in Norfolk County Superior Court a notice to dismiss, without prejudice and without costs, a malicious-prosecution lawsuit filed in response to the officer’s 2004 termination.
Former police chief Robert Crowley and the city were named in the lawsuit, which a federal judge remanded to Superior Court last month, days before a trial was to begin.
Current Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan said officers who had been deposed to testify in the bitter saga are breathing a sigh of relief.
“It caused a lot of apprehension on the officers’ part,” he said. “A lot of the officers who were involved are now relieved that they’re not having to be put through this.”
Keenan said the longstanding Kaes issue came to symbolize the well-publicized internal strife in the department under Crowley’s discipline-heavy tenure. In March, a sergeant Crowley bypassed for a promotion, a decision sharply criticized by the state Civil Service Commission, was promoted.
“This is basically closure to one of the final chapters of that period of time where the Quincy Police Department was going through some turmoil,” Keenan said of the Kaes dismissal.
Kaes’ attorney, Richard Bardi, who filed the dismissal notice on June 9, could not be reached for comment.
Six-year legal saga with Quincy Police officer comes to an end - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger
Seems the only shame is that the bill was given to the city taxpayers for their legal fees, rather than the boneheads who sought the whole thing through for six years.
I hope this is the last of the Crowley remnants and that QPD can finally move on for good.
A former Quincy police chief was ASKED to leave the station:redcarded: monday 3/25 after getting in a yelling match with an active duty captain. Looks like a certain former Union president was right all along.
not sure of your question, the yelling was over some barking dog complaints, the president was right about the former chief being -----.
Oh a fill in the blank game !!!
I know I know !!!
He doesn't love dogs !!! Knew I didn't like him! :wink_smile:
OCKS tell it like it is CROWLEY IS AN ASSHOLE there I said it.
But *I* was the crazy one, right Patriot Ledger?
At least I'm not banned from the police station.
Get ready it's ice cream truck season soon.
Quincy cop termination hearing continued to Dec. 20
Posted 8 hour(s) ago
The termination hearing for a Quincy Patrolman Joseph McGunigle
has been continued to a third session
From what I've heard, some of the people testifying at this hearing are fulfilling the old axiom, "The worst thing in the world to be is a liar with a bad memory".
this is over a traffic cone ?
they want to terminate a man's livelihood for this stupid shit ?
and why, oh, why is this officer's pay even mentioned in the article ?
looks like the Ledger is taking a page from the Globe's play book
You could not be talking about CLK could you ???
"looks like the Ledger is taking a page from the Globe's play book "
The Ledger has always played like that.
Testimony wraps in Quincy cop disciplinary hearing
More punishment could be recommended
Testimony has concluded in the disciplinary hearing against a Quincy police officer who the chief wants to fire for his alleged role in a neighborhood spat over traffic cones.
The proceedings against officer Joseph McGunigle concluded Tuesday after a third session of testimony. McGunigle was suspended for alleged improper handling of evidence, untruthfulness and a personal-conduct breach.
The city and McGunigle now have until the middle of January to submit written briefs to hearing officer George Lane, an independent attorney from Weymouth who the city brought in to conduct the hearing..
After reviewing the briefs, Lane will make a recommendation to Mayor Thomas Koch on whether McGunigle was rightfully suspended and whether further discipline is warranted. As mayor, Koch is the only city official who can fire an employee.
Read more: Testimony wraps in Quincy cop disciplinary hearing - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger
Quincy resolves police personnel disputes
Updated 2 hour(s) ago
The police department has promoted one officer and hired another who for six years had fought the city claiming they were unfairly passed over for positions in the department.
In addition a patrolman was promoted to acting Sgt. He deserves it. Congrats and good luck.
"Bulger could not be reached for comment. He is not related to William Bulger, the former state Senate and University of Massachusetts president, or to reputed mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger"
WTF?!?! This has to be part of the story? Oh it's because this Bulger kid has no record of how much he made last year yet!
The Phelan/Crowley regime is just the gift that keeps on giving.
Ditto....great guy who I had the pleasure of working an area with for the last year.
Quincy cop gets 30-day suspension
Posted 18 minute(s) ago
After six months of paid leave, officer Joseph McGunigle has been given a 30-day suspension for a dispute with a neighbor last summer over a traffic cone. Mayor Thomas Koch also ordered McGunigle to enroll in an anger-management program.
Quincy police chief revokes officer's gun permit
Updated 23 hour(s) ago
Quincy's police chief has revoked the gun permit of an officer he wants to fire for a history of conflict with neighbors, and he has ordered a routine patrol of the Houghs Neck neighborhood where the officer lives.
Upcoming hearing could lead to firing of Quincy officer
Updated 4 hour(s) ago
A month after he finished a 30-day suspension, Quincy police officer Joseph McGunigle will be back before a special hearing officer to face charges that could result in his termination. Police Chief Paul Keenan says McGunigle’s conduct has been the worst he’s seen in 29 years on the force.
A Quincy police officer whom the chief wants fired has sued the city, claiming his civil rights and the state’s whistle-blower law were violated.
Joseph McGunigle, a 14-year department veteran on paid leave pending a hearing on the latest disciplinary charge levied by the police chief, seeks damages for loss of income and benefits and damage to his reputation.
“The plaintiff suffered, and has continued to suffer, harassment, retaliatory acts, and disparate treatment as a result of the exercise of his First Amendment rights,” reads the complaint, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Boston.
Read more: http://www.patriotledger.com/topstories/x1367610223/Quincy-officer-sues-city-police-chief#ixzz1v1wTHsAp