East Haven Police Commission To Urge Mayor To Fire Ex-Chief

EAST HAVEN, CT (CBSNewYork) – On Monday, East Haven police chief Leonard Gallo resigned less than a week after four of his police officers were arrested on federal charges of violating the civil rights of Latinos. But that isn’t the end of it for Gallo.

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Fred Brow, who chairs the East Haven Police Commission, says if allowed to resign rather be fired, Gallo will walk off with an extra $120,000 while the investigation of his officers and department continues.

That investigation points to the chief as a co-conspirator.

“We believe his behavior as a chief has been terrible and he should be terminated,” Brow told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau on Tuesday.

So, the board is expected tonight to vote to urge Mayor Joseph Maturo to fire Gallo, and deny him his retirement benefits.

Commissioner Brow says another matter on the agenda will be to ask the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights to  investigate Maturo’s thoughtless “taco” comment, which Brow says was so insensitive to the Latino community.

Gallo’s lawyer, Jon Einhorn, says if any charges are brought, the chief will be vindicated.

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  • Scott

    I guess this dial-a-cop department is more newsworthy than that tragedy in Connecticut where 5 people perished – 3 children and 2 grandparents – while the mother and her boyfriend escaped the fire unscathed. AND to compound the loss, the idiot fire chief ordered the building demolished (for safety reasons) to prevent any further examination of the fire scene to determine how it started and what caused the fire. NOT GOOD POLICE WORK…. (or was there another reason for eliminating evidence ???

  • Mickey

    maturo mayor — should fire gallo — NOW ! and wait a day and Resign himself

    there is nothing good about either of these — Crew — bad people for the state of Connecticut or the town of East Haven

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