Published on Feb 19, 2013 by RP4409
READ THIS: Six of the officers will be given restitution in the form of pay, overtime, benefits and pension payments for all the time they missed since their reprimand, Police Comm. Charles Ramsey said. Sgt. Schiavone’s demotion was also overturned.
Officers Patrick Whalen and Robert Donnelly were rookies at the time of the incident and will not automatically get their jobs back, according to Comm. Ramsey. They can reapply for the job, though. “I don’t agree with the decision, but it is decision of the arbitrator and I respect that,” Comm. Ramsey said.
A 2009 grand jury also found that the officers’ actions did not warrant criminal charges. The three alleged suspects were also acquitted of charges related to the shooting.
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