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Local Chief of Police in PA takes one in the gut. Caught renting out officers under-the-table.

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posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 11:52 PM
These guys suck.

Newspaper link...

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KINGSTON – In 2008, Kingston Police Officers were paid cash to provide security at sporting events, and at Wyoming Valley West Middle School dances. That changed in 2009 when Kingston administrators demanded officers get paid through the municipal payroll. That way taxes would be deducted, and police and the public would be covered by Kingston`s insurance if someone got hurt. Right after the policy change, checks from Wyoming Valley West Schools and Wyoming Seminary were paid directly to the municipality, and deposited in Kingston’s account. But the just-completed internal report, commissioned by Kingston, finds that ban on “under the table” payments didn’t last long. A year later, checks were being made out to not to the municipality, but Kingston`s Special Police, and were endorsed by former chief Keith Keiper and former assistant chief Dan Hunsinger, for cash to pay the officers directly. “My reaction was disappointment,” said Mayor Jim Haggerty when he learned of the report’s conclusion. Haggerty when the moonlighting policy was changed in 2009, police were compensated for the money they’d lose to taxes with a raise from $20, to $35 an hour. Yet a year later, the investigation shows officers were being paid under the table, this time at the $35 per hour rate. “And also it appears that steps were taken so it would be hard to discover that the policy was not followed,” added the Mayor. Haggerty singles out for criticism, former Assistant Chief Dan Hunsinger, who left Kingston to become Chief of Police in Forty Fort in March. The report claims Hunsinger violated the ban on “Under the table” Pay 111 times, by endorsing checks that should have been paid to the municipality. “I`ve never seen the written policy,” said Hunsinger. “I`m not saying it doesn`t exist or it didn`t exist at the time. I didn`t see it. I don`t know what the policy said.” But Haggerty says he would fire Hunsinger if he still worked for Kingston police. He also accepted Keith Keiper`s resignation as Chief. Kingston docked Keiper 50 days pay from unused vacation and sick time. That amounts to a fine of nearly $15,000 for the ex-chief.

Ironically, I had a preliminary hearing today on some falsified charges they sent me up on. These guys lie, use proxy violence and file frivolous complaints. Hell, I was even charged with inciting a riot! That gives me street credibility, lol. I guess the reckless endangerment charge I'm fighting now gives me "cred" too. Some guy got splashed with a puddle, he was even on the far side of a car! DYK, that's a high crime!

Anyway, kind of off-topic, but the cop sat there today while my atty made liars out of the whole bunch inc the detective's inconsistent reports. They were so desperate they even marched a woman in custody, orange jumpsuit and CHAINS to testify she saw me driving in doughnuts. Pretty fing sad. Cops waited 6 months to file, after I started mouthing off at boro meetings about the zoning staff. Also, the 911 call was destroyed (policy after a "certain" amount of time) and the private complaint filed at the magistrate also "disappeared".

Last laugh is mine, my mission teammate broke the story to the IRS and press!

So, what goes around comes around. Comments welcome.
edit on 6-6-2013 by DistantThunder because: added pics of the perps

posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 01:13 AM
You've been naughty. The police are supposed to have all the donuts. On a serious note, I hope you get some satisfaction. It is great that the under the table payments got exposed.

posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 02:15 AM
Surely not all american cops are fat and ugly?

posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 11:36 PM
Oh, my.

A better read came out today in this paper, where I am SLAYING the administration and officials in the discuss comment section. Feel free to join in!

Here is the audit docs and the mayor's letter to the citizens, if any researcher types can check for discrepancies.

I really like ATS. The best notion I heard here is that, if you let TPTB scare you into compliance on issues you know are wrong...and you do not resist, TPTB already won, w/o firing a shot.

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 03:41 AM
reply to post by DistantThunder

You are the people's pit bull. Go after those corrupt bastiges!

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 05:49 PM

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