Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan Should Be Fired: Hearing Officer

CLARKSTOWN, NY — Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan should be fired. So says a hearing officer Tuesday. Sullivan has been suspended from his job since July of last year, and he was found guilty of using improper surveillance for political and personal reasons.

Hearing Officer Robert J. Ponzini said, “It is my recommendation that the appropriate penalty is termination. Taking into account all of the facts and circumstances, I find that such penalty is appropriate and just.”

The same hearing officer had found Sullivan guilty of misconduct.

The hearing officer dismissed most of 19 counts brought against the chief, but found him guilty for deleting the data on his department-issued cellphone.

In response to the recommendation of termination, Supervisor George Hoehmann said, “The people of Clarkstown must be able to have trust and confidence in those who represent them in government and serving them throughout our community. I look forward to the day when we can turn the page of this sad and unfortunate chapter in our town’s history. My administration and I will continue the good work we have been doing to lower taxes, curb overdevelopment and root out corruption.”


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Filming Cops was started in 2010 as a conglomerative blogging service documenting police abuse. The aim isn’t to demonize the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that are otherwise ignored by traditional media outlets.

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