Have you been pulled over by a member of the Mount Vernon Police Department? Did you ever wonder if the traffic stop was illegal and in accordance with the Mount Vernon Police Department policy and procedures? Up until now the public had no idea if police officers were violating their own policy and procedures.
Mount Vernon Exposed is pleased to announce that we have obtained a copy of the Mount Vernon Police Department’s official guidebook. You will be shocked at what you will find. From techniques of how to handle an investigation to notifying next of kin; it’s all there in black and white.
Mount Vernon Exposed, under the New York State Freedom of Information Law tried to get this manual through the City of Mount Vernon. We were told that this book is not available to the public even though taxpayer funds are used in the printing and distribution of this book. However we managed to get our paws on the manual to show City officials and the public that there are some good people in Mount Vernon government that will not stand for the corruption that is blatantly taking place.
We then took up our grievance with Mayor Davis who bluntly told Mount Vernon Exposed that his administration is trying to “protect” those persons who are the subject of the F.O.I.L. requests and that his staff has better things to do than obey the freedom of information law. Mount Vernon Exposed also informed Mayor Davis that it was against the law not to turn over the requested documents and he said “killing people is against the law too”.
The City of Mount Vernon continues to operate in darkness and continues to cover up the criminal activity in the Mount Vernon Police Department. We will keep you posted as we continue to shine a light on the corruption in the Mount Vernon Police Department. Why are police officers that have cost taxpayers millions of dollars in settlements due to police brutality still employed and drinking from the public till? Why have City officials been silent on this issue?
This September, voters have the opportunity to elect persons to the City Council who are not affiliated with Mount Vernon Democratic Party and affiliated with those who have pilfered the City of Mount Vernon for decades. Only with new, effective, and progressive leadership will the City of Mount Vernon be able to move forward.