Monday, November 01, 2010

Greece Pays Ball $95K To "Retire"

   
The D&C reports: The Town of Greece paid $95,000 to former police Sgt. Brian Ball following investigation into his alleged misconduct. Greece withdrew all disciplinary charges against him, allowing him to "retire." Both sides are prohibited from discussing the  specific terms of the settlement.

SCATS ~~ A very predictable outcome! Way to go, closed, clubby & corrupt Town of Greece officials!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, the Chief only got $10K. Does that imply that Ball had a better lawyer, the evidence was even weaker, or that they just wanted him to go away?
How come the only thing they can discuss with "we, the taxpayers" is the cost?

SCATS said...

To 11:46AM ~~ They don't want to discuss the cost with us either. The Town failed to post their budget hearing on their website ;) News of it was buried on the Greece Post website nearly 2 weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder if they were ever going to tell the ones who have to foot the bill!

Anonymous said...

Jackie Alzheimer must be relieved. Yet another "sealed" settlement.

Anonymous said...

I for one am happy that he got paid. I think he was wrongly caught up in the mess from the town. IHope he can move and and put this behind him.

What boggles my mind is why we are still stuck with Shcammerhorn?

SCATS said...

To 2:38PM ~~ In my mind, Schamerhorn is proof that GPD is still corrupt.

Anonymous said...

can you please explain why you think the entire GPD is corrupt over one police officer, (Schamerhorn). I read and heard a great deal over the past and more recent antics that this officer has been involved in but not sure why you think that the entire force is guilty over him.

Anonymous said...

Some of the others that are still at gpd make Shcammerhorn look like a saint.

SCATS said...

To 7:23PM ~~ I believe Auberger FAILED TO PURGE GPD of all of the "bad apples." Proof that I'm correct: Schamerhorn remains; another officer "resigned" following the gas card ripoff although he was promoted by the new chief just a few months earlier; the 3 new captains all came from Rahn's regime and worked under his tutelage; etc. etc. etc ... get the picture?

Anonymous said...

So should have everyone been fired that worked under Rahn and Mackin? Was this the only way to be sure if all the bad apples were taken out out?
I hear ya but just not sure if I completely agree. It takes time to clean things up and believe Chief Baxter is the guy that will do it.
As for Schamerhorn, well he is a pittyful sight to many to begin with and looks like he has always been a square peg trying to fit into the round hole most of his life.
I think we are still better off than we were a few years back and think we have come a long way but still more room for improvement.

Anonymous said...

RE: 7:36

Enlighten me, who are some of the others?

SCATS said...

To 8:42PM ~~ Go back & read the grand jury testimony from the Nick Joseph trial, for starters. Some of those names are in the transcript, including the officers who were first on the scene. Do you really want to give a free pass to the people who knew what was going on, but kept their code of silence? Personally, I will never trust any of them, sorry.

Anonymous said...

$95,000 is what Greece paid. What did their insurance pay? In a case like this $95,000 is chump change for the Town of Greece.

SCATS said...

To 6:12AM ~~ Not only that, but we have to add settling (and defending against) all of these lawsuits to the $1,000,000 cost of Loszynski's arse covering for Supervisor Alzheimer.

Anonymous said...

Chump change. Get over it. Your lack of influence is affecting your logic!

SCATS said...

To 9:58AM ~~ I'll bet you believe Auberger really couldn't recall anything when he testified, too ;)

J.Alzheimer said...

I testified?