Friday, October 08, 2010

Greece PD Sgt. Quits During Internal Probe

  
Sgt. Corey McNeil, an 8 year Greece Police Dept. veteran, resigned following a week long internal investigation into the possible misuse of Greece Police Department gas cards.

"We believe it's probably less than three fuels that we can prove as of right now. Again, the investigation is still wide open and we're going to look at all the possibilities, but we do have about $100 worth of fuel that we're concerned about. Which again, I take very serious, especially where the Greece Police Department has come from. One hundred dollars may or may not be a lot of money people, but it's the character issue that we want to address." ~~ Chief Todd Baxter (YNN News)

SCATS ~~ Another scandal in GPD? I'm not surprised. Anyone who thinks GPD was thoroughly cleansed hasn't paid close attention.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

If we want to clean up Greece we need to look at the big hosers

Anonymous said...

What happened to the officers who allegedly did the same thing in the Loszynski report? Is this cop one of them?

Anonymous said...

If found he did steal shouldn't he be arrested and prosecuted? Where did he come from? Who brought him in Mr. Supervisor?

Anonymous said...

Channel ten is reporting that Baxter says they probably will not file charges....how can they not? If he stole from the Town he should be prosecuted (unless he is near and dear to someone?). What is with the double standard Chief?

Anonymous said...

my money says McNeill was probably an SRO,
part of the $125000 BOE stealth operation

SCATS said...

To 1:56PM ~~ C'mon! You gotta cut the guy a break. He WAS Officer of the Year in 'o3 ;) (hear my sarcasm?)

To 2:01PM ~~ Something about your statement rings true. If he wasn't currently, I bet he was in the past. I think that's how I may have heard his name before.

Anonymous said...

And this is all limited to ONE officer....
yeah right!!!! and I can sh?t canaries and coalstones! tell Chatterton to keep
digging

SCATS said...

To 2:16PM ~~ What I'm having a hard time with is that in April, Baxter promoted this fellow. Barely 6 months later, he's investigating him via internal affairs. What does this say about Baxter's judgement? How can we really trust Chatterton et al who are now escalated even higher when Baxter barely let the ink dry on his agreement to become Chief when he promoted around 20 cops he didn't really know??

Anonymous said...

He was probably putting gas in Chatterton's car to.

SCATS said...

To 4:52PM ~~ Now, now 4:52PM . Play nice, keep the faith and repeat this mantra after me: “By utilizing the resources of the Greece Police Department, the Town of Greece and members of the community, this department will continually strive to be the most trusted, professional and well trained agency in the United States.”

Anonymous said...

Doesn't that remind you of Waltz' world class school system scam.
Could we at least try to be competent first

SCATS said...

To 7:38PM ~~ Competent? Like the teachers?? lol

I'd love to see competence first, accountability second and good character/role modeling overall in all aspects of the operations of Greece. It's become my fantasy ;)

Anonymous said...

You can have the best QB in the league
but as long as there's this kind of BS
going on in the locker room you're going
nowhere

Anonymous said...

Will this have any effect on his past or future testimony in criminal trials where he was the arresting officer? If they dont prosecute him does that mean that all town of greece employees can steal one hundred dollars of gasoline from the town? Lots of questions....did he also come from RPD?

Anonymous said...

What shocked me most was his salary last year (over $120,000) No wonder he had TO STEAL GAS MONEY!

Anonymous said...

Some of these salaries are insane and I think the supervisor and town board members have some explaining to do as to why they are approving this lunicy.

SCATS said...

To 7:29AM ~~ If you've ever watched a Town Board meeting, then you know that town board members NEVER discuss anything & NEVER vote no!

Anonymous said...

maybe mcneil can get a job driving
Jo kehoe to and from wherever she's
working now

Anonymous said...

do you watch the news anchors closely
when they report on this kind of occurrence
in Greece? They've become so accustomed
to the commonplace corrupt antics here, it's like
they aren't surprised in the least

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when they are
off the air

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Pope Pinnocchio has a gas card?

Anonymous said...

His car runs on hot air

Anonymous said...

When is enough a enough? Will it cost us another million to convince us that they have cleaned up the town.

Anonymous said...

My God, Many of you are so suspicious and want to name anyone and everyone that is not liked by them. The fact is, they found someone pumping gas on the town of Greece, it was wrong and they went after him, he resigned and who knows if some other dumb ass is going to do the same thing in the future but you can count on one thing, it will not be tolerated anymore.

SCATS said...

To 12:57PM ~~ Re: " ... you can count on one thing, it will not be tolerated anymore."

That's what was said after we got rid of Rahn et al more than a year ago. Apparently, it WAS tolerated again.

Anonymous said...

How can you "tolerate" something you don't even KNOW about?

SCATS said...

To 9:11PM ~~ You might want to read the Loszynski report. Problems with town vehicles being used inappropriately and other such shenanigans was detailed. The lack of an internal affairs dept. was blamed. We have one now. Isn't it rather odd that a cop who was "cleared" during all of the scandal "suddenly" goes bad 6 months after a new chief arrives and an internal affairs dept. is established?

The bigger point is that GPD only appears to have been cleansed. This is just more reason to believe it has not.

Anonymous said...

RE: 1:56pm.- My opinion is that we as a town have done enough of good money chasing bad money that will cost of for a long time to come. Why spend thousands to prosecute someone who has proven too take hundreds. I personally don't like the idea of someone ripping us off and basically getting a way with it but I would hate even more to see that it cost us 100x's to prosecute the guy for doing it.
I think I will have to stand behind Baxter on this and say keep on getting rid of the bad apples before more turn bad.

SCATS said...

To 9:31AM ~~ Based upon your reasoning, I think we should open the prison doors & let Rahn out. His "crimes" weren't all that serious and keeping a guy in jail costs us lots more than putting him under house arrest, weekend jail time or just letting him off. Why did we even bother especially when at least half of the charges against him were politically inspired from a decade earlier and were dropped at the last minute by the judge who threw them out?

God forbid should we hold role models to our community in Greece (cops, former superintendents, teachers, etc.) responsible for their actions!

Anonymous said...

it is no different than the legal theft of taxpayers that occurs with county employees driving cars paid for by the tax payers, there are 100's of them. Why do we pay for the assistants and so ons to the County Supervisor to have a car? Don't we ALL need transportation to our jobs? It is not like a FIre Chief that actually respond to an emergency from perhaps home. Waste after waste....

SCATS said...

To 12:14PM ~~ Actually, it IS different. First of all he was a cop! Secondly, it was misuse of a gas card/account provided to fuel a vehicle that isn't supposed to be taken home (patrol cars). The fact he used it for his own personal car/s shows premeditation of the act, since he had to bring the vehicle to the location where the account was set-up.

GPD has lots more bad apples and you can bet they will continue to foul the whole bunch.

Anonymous said...

This was beautiful... I pull out onto Latta Road
heading east toward Lake Ave. I notice the
vehicle in front of me , a light blue Honda
CRZ, with a plate holder reading NYS
Association of Police Chiefs. An Caucasian
woman was driving with a male passenger in the front .
The CRZ continued
to accelerate at it crossed Dewey. As it
approached the 25 mph zone near Lakeshore School
I was doing 30 and this Honda was continued
to accelerate. I was laughing my tail off. Perhaps
we need a "red light" camera at Dewey and Lake!!!
Does anyone know

Anonymous said...

The guy took $100 in gas that we know of, why was he not arrested? Because he is friends with a newly promoted captain and town board members brother. The funny thing is all these newly promoted officers all have take home cars, maybe we can just drop our paychecks off at their houses. Why do we not see anyone publicly question this insanitary?

SCATS said...

To 7:58PM ~~ You forgot to mention that ALL of their take home cars are brand new, as is the Chief's ;)

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell us what is the procedure for the spending of the police? Do they each have a card that can be used for work related expenses? When they are on trips can they use that card? How high up the chain do the cards go? Patrolmen, lieutenants, captains?
Who oversees the spending on these cards? We are only hearing about the gas scandal. Surely there are other uses for the cards.
While we are on the subject do the town employees have such a card? The highway department employees ? The building inspectors? Or do they get their gas from the highway department? How about office supplies and trips?
Is there a policy or procedure in place that Chief Baxter can tell us about so we know how easy it was for these policemen and maybe other town employees to bloat their expense accounts? We could ask the supervisor about his policies and procedures but we know he wouldn't remember.