The Continued Violations of the Thomas Administration and Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Spiezio

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Our organization has been monitoring the pattern and practices of the Mount Vernon, New York Police Department under the Mayor Richard Thomas Administration.

The appointment of alleged Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Spiezio has raised questions of his legitimacy in his capacity as Deputy Police Commissioner.

First, in our opinion and according to the Mount Vernon City Charter Chapt. 24 Article IV, Mr. Spiezio is still in violation and is an illegitimate Deputy Police Commissioner.

Second, Mr. Spiezio has used his position to retaliate and threaten Mount Vernon elected officials and employees with no accountability or punishment from the Thomas Administration.

Third, in his alleged Honorary Deputy Police Commissioner position, which is a non-payroll position, Mr. Spiezio now seeks to swindle the Mount Vernon Taxpayers by requestion for Health Benefits from the City Comptroller.

The privilege to have health benefits as a law enforcement officer comes with the sacrifice of the job, something that Mr. Spiezio cannot comprehend. The arrogance of Mr. Spiezio is a complete insult to all Mount Vernon Police Officers that put their life on the line every day and pay union dues to secure benefits for their families. These officers obtained these health benefits through proven hard work not being a top donator to Mayor Richard Thomas’s campaign fund.

As a national organization of Law Enforcement Professionals, we have requested a formal investigation of the Thomas Administration and the Mount Vernon Police Department to N.Y.S Attorney Generals Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

How much longer will the Thomas Administration allow a campaign donator run unchecked throughout City Hall? This later request of Mr. Spiezio to ask for Health Benefits for a non-paying honorary job is a slap in the face to the residents of Mt. Vernon and the hardworking Mt. Vernon Police Officers.

Damon K. Jones
New York Representative
Blacks In Law Enforcement of America

 

EMAILS BETWEEN SPIEZIO AND MT. VERNON COMPTROLLER

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