Out of the interest of transparency and accountability, we are requesting from the Mount Vernon Police Department through the Freedom of Information Act all reports, case or docket numbers about the alleged threats on Mt. Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas’ family.
As a national law enforcement organization, we take threats to elected officials and their families seriously. We are also requesting all report, case or docket numbers filed with the County Police, State Police, FBI, and Homeland Security.
In our opinion, if the threat was serious enough for MVPD to add extra security then reports should have been generated that a possible threat was to a major New York Mayor’s family to all other law enforcement agencies.
The credibility of the Thomas Administration and the MVPD is in question from the false report issued on the recent incident of your Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Spiezio making homophobic statements and threatening to do bodily harm to an elected official.
In 2006, State Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi, a Democrat running for came under increasing criticism for having the state worker drive his wife around, and wrote the state a check of more than $82,000 to reimburse the costs.
A city like Mt. Vernon that has an influx of illegal guns need every officer on the street to protect and serve its community. To abuse police manpower without proper documentation to back up the Mayors and Commissioners claim, the city of Mt. Vernon and its taxpayers should be reimbursed as well.