NY Civil Service: LaBella isn't eligible to be Police Chief

Jan 13, 2010 | Posted by: William Newell

By JOLEEN FERRIS Story Created: Jan 13, 2010 at 12:50 PM EST Story Updated: Jan 13, 2010 at 1:03 PM EST UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The New York State Civil Service Commission this morning unanimously determined that Utica Police Chief Daniel LaBella was chosen from an inappropriate eligibility list. That means the chief's appointment is tentatively rescinded. While his status as chief remains unchanged for the moment, LaBella has 30 days to state his case to the commission that rescinded his appointment. Officials with the state Civil Service Commission say the commission will listen with an open mind before making a final determination.
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Truth

Syracuse, NY

#23 Jan 13, 2010
This is all Roefaros fault not Labellas! Roefaro should have took the interests and safety of Uticas Citizens by hiring the most qualified person for the safety of the city. Not in the interests of himself! If I recall...Labella hasn't worked in police since 2001...7 years later he becomes chief while Williams and Bailey have been actively employed even during the test? Makes no sense! Hire someone that has been out of the loop for the past 7 years! Unbelievable!
Sitting Bull

Ithaca, NY

#24 Jan 14, 2010
So whats the backlash for civil service, do they all get fired for letting this happen? They must be doing something else other than there jobs or we would not be at this stage. The Chief should stay and they should go.
Just saying

Syracuse, NY

#25 Jan 14, 2010
Sitting Bull wrote:
So whats the backlash for civil service, do they all get fired for letting this happen? They must be doing something else other than there jobs or we would not be at this stage. The Chief should stay and they should go.
From what I understand, the civil service dept is not responsible for APPOINTING people to local positions. That was the job of the mayor! Labella took the wrong exam and knew it. The mayor knew he took the wrong exam! Why would you ever want anyone that knew that what he was doing was wrong, be in charge of ANY type of law enforcement?
Andy

Ithaca, NY

#27 Jan 14, 2010
Opie wrote:
Test he took was for Small Village police chief. Maybe there's an opening in Mayberry.
We did have an opening but Aunt Bea got the job. Utica's not the only place with A Friends and Family Plan.
spider savage

New York, NY

#28 Jan 14, 2010
I think he did so bad on his test because he colored outside the lines on the COLOR THE CLOWN TEST.
Todays newspaper

Lake Placid, NY

#29 Jan 14, 2010
I liked former mayor Tim Julian's comment about Roefaro using his position as Mayor as an employment agency for his friends and relatives.
disgusted

Saranac Lake, NY

#30 Jan 14, 2010
once again an embarrassment 2 italians.this mayor has done nothing but lie 2 the people of utica.by hiring all of his friends where he wants them,he feels safe.all these vacant buildings that he said we have byers 4 but not 1 business wants to start a business in this dump,and as 4 labella he just learned last week how 2 spell his last name
Be a man

Lake Placid, NY

#31 Jan 14, 2010
LaBella should step down.

The residents of Utica and the members of the police department know how you got to where you are. You live by politics and you fall by politics.
1pistoffutican

Auburn, NY

#32 Jan 14, 2010
these dago sobs are an embarassment to humankind . stupid wops , so dumb they don t even understand what they do .
taxpayer

Syracuse, NY

#33 Jan 14, 2010
I finally feel that there is some justice. It makes me feel that there is someone out there who cares about right and wrong. These two Roefaro/LaBella have been having a field day since Roefaro took office and now they might have to answer for their actions. I would like to know if LaBella will have to pay back his salary seeing he did not deserve the job.I hope that AG Cuomo comes in and does a investigation in all this crap this administration has pulled. They cant get away with this.
Benny

Lake Placid, NY

#34 Jan 15, 2010
either was I.
Stay out of my kitchen

Syracuse, NY

#35 Jan 15, 2010
What do Lillian Brennan, John Harrison, Barbara Barry, John Talerico, Director Lori Rockwell, Oneida County, David Roefaro and Dan Labella all have in common?

They will all be named in the Longo wrongful death law suit charging that Labella was not competent in addressing the mental break­down of Utica police Investiga­tor Joseph Longo Jr., who stabbed his wife and himself to death Sept. 28, 2009.

The State ruled that yes “Labella was not competent”
Hopeful

Camillus, NY

#36 Jan 15, 2010
taxpayer wrote:
I finally feel that there is some justice. It makes me feel that there is someone out there who cares about right and wrong. These two Roefaro/LaBella have been having a field day since Roefaro took office and now they might have to answer for their actions. I would like to know if LaBella will have to pay back his salary seeing he did not deserve the job.I hope that AG Cuomo comes in and does a investigation in all this crap this administration has pulled. They cant get away with this.
The Syracuse AG's office oversees Utica. Teddy Kaczor, retired UPD, works for the AG at through that office as one of their top investigators. These guys worked together. It's all so connected.
Briggs and Kaczor Show

Lake Placid, NY

#37 Jan 15, 2010
Thadeus Kaczor would not ruin his own reputation to defend these bandits. He has no obligation to the current bunch of incompetent morons who are the Mayor and the Chief and Company.
Teddy, Ride Hard and Ride Long!
hey dumbass

Owego, NY

#38 Jan 15, 2010
Stay out of my kitchen wrote:
What do Lillian Brennan, John Harrison, Barbara Barry, John Talerico, Director Lori Rockwell, Oneida County, David Roefaro and Dan Labella all have in common?
They will all be named in the Longo wrongful death law suit charging that Labella was not competent in addressing the mental break­down of Utica police Investiga­tor Joseph Longo Jr., who stabbed his wife and himself to death Sept. 28, 2009.
The State ruled that yes “Labella was not competent”
Who are Lillian Brennan, John Harrison, Barbara Barry, John Talerico, Director Lori Rockwell?

The state found him not eligible and therefore not qualified. BIG difference from being competent.
stunk

Germany

#39 Jan 15, 2010
Stay out of my kitchen wrote:
What do Lillian Brennan, John Harrison, Barbara Barry, John Talerico, Director Lori Rockwell, Oneida County, David Roefaro and Dan Labella all have in common?
They will all be named in the Longo wrongful death law suit charging that Labella was not competent in addressing the mental break­down of Utica police Investiga­tor Joseph Longo Jr., who stabbed his wife and himself to death Sept. 28, 2009.
The State ruled that yes “Labella was not competent”
Maybe if her parents taught the scank how not to try and control
lives and play games, she would not be a pin cushion.

She worthless parents should blame themselves in stead of being trash and trying to blame everyone else. How much of the house does the P&G get now??????????
Truth vs Corruption

Syracuse, NY

#40 Jan 15, 2010
Briggs and Kaczor Show wrote:
Thadeus Kaczor would not ruin his own reputation to defend these bandits. He has no obligation to the current bunch of incompetent morons who are the Mayor and the Chief and Company.
Teddy, Ride Hard and Ride Long!
I think he would defend them as much as any of them defend each other. Connection - Nick LaBella-Jennifer Asker-Ted Kazcor-

It was Jennifer Asker who called her friend, Ted Kaczor concerning Ole Pettersen. Old Nick LaBella had threatened Ole Pettersen, because Pettersen wouldn't pay Old Nick for the work LB Securities WASN'T doing. Know who Jennifer Asker is? She is the one the UPD "retired" after she was sued for lying on the stand in the Desiree Case trial - she and Arcuri were sued for that. Isn't Jennifer tight with RoAnn Destito? Funny, she went to work for Insight House after she called her friend, Ted Kaczor, on Pettersen. Now Insight House and their $1 deal - Fiorini - it's all been in the news lately. And I heard that Fiorini chairs the county civil service commission. Same names keep popping up all over the place.

Make no mistake they are all connected, and when you step into their crap, they work together. HOWEVER, I will agree that when one's own reputation is on the line, they may throw their friends to the dogs.
Family Tree

New York, NY

#41 Jan 15, 2010
Isn't Jennifer related to Carl Del Buono? Isn't he her uncle? Carl Del Buono is the Chairman for IH Board of Directors. Jennifer left CAR and went to IH. Also, Del Buono is the law clerk for Oneida Cty criminal court. Judge Dwyer right? Pettersen's first Judge right? Dwyer eventually had to recused himself. What a tangled web we weave...
Amazed

Camillus, NY

#42 Jan 15, 2010
Jennifer Asker and Carl DelBouno are cousins. Carl DelBouno is both the Chairman of the Board of Insight House and the Law Clerk for Oneida County Criminal Court. Doesn't matter which judge. It's all one big happy family. Jennifer Asker is 'common-law' related to the LaBella's.
Mike

Auburn, NY

#43 Jan 15, 2010
Amazed wrote:
Jennifer Asker and Carl DelBouno are cousins. Carl DelBouno is both the Chairman of the Board of Insight House and the Law Clerk for Oneida County Criminal Court. Doesn't matter which judge. It's all one big happy family. Jennifer Asker is 'common-law' related to the LaBella's.
Gesus! I'd hate to see THOSE kids! UGLY hated AND fat.

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