Stfd. deputy police chief to retire

Stfd. deputy police chief to retire

There are 2442 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Dec 11, 2008, titled Stfd. deputy police chief to retire. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Deputy Police Chief Joseph LoSchiavo, the town's second-highest ranking police official and a 28-year department veteran of the department, surprised town officials and officers by announcing this week he will ...

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About Time

Brooklyn, NY

#1938 Oct 7, 2010
Lawsuits filed in police feud Written by John Kovach
Thursday, 07 October 2010 07:46

Two separate lawsuits have placed disputes at the Stratford Police Department in state and federal court.

Retired Deputy Chief Joseph LoSchiavo, representing himself, has filed suit against Officer Paul Fressola and retired policeman Douglas O’Meara, seeking damages for messages posted on the Internet.

“I have sat quietly for almost two years because I believe discretion is the better part of valor,” LoSchiavo wrote in a statement released to the Star.

“It has gotten to a point that I could no longer let the statements about me and my family go unanswered,” he added.“What’s interesting is that someone called to tell me the info in question has been removed from the union Web site. That makes me happy.”

LoSchiavo said that would be his only comment on the pending case.

In a related case, O’Meara has sued a state trooper who investigated the posting of a photo of a car owned by LoSchiavo and comments about the photo, alleging violation of his civil rights.

O’Meara referred requests for comment to his attorney, John Williams of New Haven. Williams did not return phone and e-mail messages before press time.

LoSchiavo’s complaint alleges that O’Meara posted comments on the Stratford blog at “stratfordcharter” at wordpress.com stating that the then deputy chief “broke the law.”

Below a photo of a car owned by LoSchiavo parked in a space reserved for the chief,“Bollicks” posted that the car was unregistered. LoSchiavo contends that was not the case.

O’Meara, in an article in the Star July 15, said he did post comments under the screen name “Bollicks” but did not post the photo.

LoSchiavo has been a target of the police union for several years. Controversy surrounded the Stratford police hiring and subsequent accident involving his son, Justin, who had a seizure disorder.

Blogs and the Stratford Police Union Web site have frequently criticized and made outright allegations of wrongdoing against LoSchiavo, who retired at the end of 2009.

In his suit, LoSchiavo targets O’Meara and Fressola for posting that he drove an unregistered car and “broke the law,” as well as comments by Fressola questioning LoSchiavo’s morals and character.

It specifically cites a December posting of the car with the caption “unregistered vehicle.”

LoSchiavo claims that the statements have damaged his reputation and hindered his ability to find a job, and caused “severe emotional distress requiring counseling and other medical treatment.”

The suit seeks “more than $15,000” in damages.

O’Meara’s suit, alleging illegal search and seizure, mentions only that the car was parked in a reserved space.

His federal case contends that the trooper “falsely represented to the court that he was conducting an investigation of ‘the illegal and unauthorized dissemination of COLLECT/Department of Motor Vehicle data to the Internet.’ In fact, the acquisition and dissemination of information in the case in question was entirely legal and the defendant knew that it was legal at the time he made the said false representations to the court.”

The location of the car, O’Meara contends, made a computer check “proper law enforcement activity.”

The suit argues that O’Meara suffered emotional distress because his computer was seized based on the warrant obtained by Lawrence Terra of the State Police Major Crime Squad.

Joe McNeil, president of the Stratford Police Union, did not respond to a message left Wednesday morning.

O’Meara has a case pending before the state Freedom of Information Commission seeking to find out what state police found when they searched his computer.

A proposed final decision has been mailed to the parties involved and could be reviewed at the commission’s Oct. 27 meeting, commission spokesman Thomas Hennick said
about time is

Naugatuck, CT

#1939 Oct 7, 2010
About Time wrote:
Lawsuits filed in police feud Written by John Kovach
Thursday, 07 October 2010 07:46
Two separate lawsuits have placed disputes at the Stratford Police Department in state and federal court.
Retired Deputy Chief Joseph LoSchiavo, representing himself, has filed suit against Officer Paul Fressola and retired policeman Douglas O’Meara, seeking damages for messages posted on the Internet.
“I have sat quietly for almost two years because I believe discretion is the better part of valor,” LoSchiavo wrote in a statement released to the Star.
“It has gotten to a point that I could no longer let the statements about me and my family go unanswered,” he added.“What’s interesting is that someone called to tell me the info in question has been removed from the union Web site. That makes me happy.”
LoSchiavo said that would be his only comment on the pending case.
In a related case, O’Meara has sued a state trooper who investigated the posting of a photo of a car owned by LoSchiavo and comments about the photo, alleging violation of his civil rights.
O’Meara referred requests for comment to his attorney, John Williams of New Haven. Williams did not return phone and e-mail messages before press time.
LoSchiavo’s complaint alleges that O’Meara posted comments on the Stratford blog at “stratfordcharter” at wordpress.com stating that the then deputy chief “broke the law.”
Below a photo of a car owned by LoSchiavo parked in a space reserved for the chief,“Bollicks” posted that the car was unregistered. LoSchiavo contends that was not the case.
O’Meara, in an article in the Star July 15, said he did post comments under the screen name “Bollicks” but did not post the photo.
LoSchiavo has been a target of the police union for several years. Controversy surrounded the Stratford police hiring and subsequent accident involving his son, Justin, who had a seizure disorder.
Blogs and the Stratford Police Union Web site have frequently criticized and made outright allegations of wrongdoing against LoSchiavo, who retired at the end of 2009.
In his suit, LoSchiavo targets O’Meara and Fressola for posting that he drove an unregistered car and “broke the law,” as well as comments by Fressola questioning LoSchiavo’s morals and character.
It specifically cites a December posting of the car with the caption “unregistered vehicle.”
LoSchiavo claims that the statements have damaged his reputation and hindered his ability to find a job, and caused “severe emotional distress requiring counseling and other medical treatment.”
The suit seeks “more than $15,000” in damages.
O’Meara’s suit, alleging illegal search and seizure, mentions only that the car was parked in a reserved space.
His federal case contends that the trooper “falsely represented to the court that he was conducting an investigation of ‘the illegal and unauthorized dissemination of COLLECT/Department of Motor Vehicle data to the Internet.’ In fact, the acquisition and dissemination of information in the case in question was entirely legal and the defendant knew that it was legal at the time he made the said false representations to the court.”
The location of the car, O’Meara contends, made a computer check “proper law enforcement activity.”
The suit argues that O’Meara suffered emotional distress because his computer was seized based on the warrant obtained by Lawrence Terra of the State Police Major Crime Squad.
Joe McNeil, president of the Stratford Police Union, did not respond to a message left Wednesday morning.
O’Meara has a case pending before the state Freedom of Information Commission seeking to find out what state police found when they searched his computer.
A proposed final decision has been mailed to the parties involved and could be reviewed at the commission’s Oct. 27 meeting, commission spokesman Thomas Hennick said
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jokester

Jackson, NJ

#1940 Oct 7, 2010
losciavo will LOSE this one........ just a guess
STRAT CITY

AOL

#1941 Oct 9, 2010
Who is responsible for this Police Department? That person should be fired.
jokester

Jackson, NJ

#1942 Oct 9, 2010
the mayor is elected ...... he cannot be fired !
TIME2Cleanhouse

United States

#1944 Oct 10, 2010
suckas sister wrote:
the loschiavo's ALWAYS WIN !!!!!!!!!
pensions, grievances, and LAWSUITS !!!!!!!
hee hee hee heee
You are correct, my friend...
Carmen

Brooklyn, NY

#1945 Oct 10, 2010
TIME2Cleanhouse wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct, my friend...
They win because they are an upstanding family. They do the right things and won't put up with BS
Pete

Brattleboro, VT

#1946 Oct 10, 2010
Carmen wrote:
<quoted text>
They win because they are an upstanding family. They do the right things and won't put up with BS
Yeah, right. Typical blacks.
TIME2Cleanhouse

United States

#1947 Oct 10, 2010
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, right. Typical blacks.
They`re not blacks.
Stan

United States

#1948 Oct 11, 2010
This is the same deputy that filed this lawsuit. It sure seems there is more than 2 people that dislike this guy
Joke on You

United States

#1949 Oct 11, 2010
jokester wrote:
the mayor is elected ...... he cannot be fired !
Mayor is doing great!!!
not your friend

United States

#1950 Oct 11, 2010
TIME2Cleanhouse wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct, my friend...
Who the hell do you think you are azzhole? stay outta our pd biz if u know what's good fer ya.get it loser?

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TIME2Cleanhouse

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#1951 Oct 11, 2010
Hi Phyllis! Haha. Loser. Whatsa matta, feelin` cranky?

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Come on Down

United States

#1952 Oct 11, 2010
TIME2Cleanhouse wrote:
Hi Phyllis! Haha. Loser. Whatsa matta, feelin` cranky?
Coome down to the station. we'll show ya how cranky we get azzhole

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TIME2Cleanhouse

United States

#1953 Oct 11, 2010
I saw all your posts from the weekend. Chris and TD really get under you skin, don`t they? Why can`t you keep the peace?
TIME2Cleanhouse

United States

#1954 Oct 11, 2010
Phyllis used TD`s name over the weekend. Remember not to use the word "bullsh*t", spelled that way, with you fake names. Hehehe...
come on down is right

United States

#1955 Oct 11, 2010
This forum is not your personal playground. Take you crap elsewher. Text eachother or something. We have important things to discuss here. No one here is interested in your playground BS. Go on run along kids
say goodbye

United States

#1956 Oct 11, 2010
we don't want ur spam on here.get off our forums. say goodbye. we have important matters to discuss without your interuptions
TIME2Cleanhouse

United States

#1957 Oct 11, 2010
There is no "we". It`s "you" as in Supertroll.
TIME2Cleanhouse

United States

#1958 Oct 11, 2010
Sorry my mistake. No fault. No Harm done. I take back my comments officers.

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