Cop's lawsuit against chief is taxpayer 'shakedown,' town says

CALDWELL — The borough will fight a lawsuit filed against its police chief, saying an officer’s claims of harassment and discrimination are a “shakedown” of its taxpayers.

Caldwell Police Officer Candace Marinaro has filed a lawsuit against the Borough of Caldwell and Police Chief James Bongiorno. In the interest of public safety and trust, the Borough and Chief Bongiorno are compelled to communicate the facts to all Caldwell residents,” borough attorney Gregory Mascera told NJ Advance Media in a statement last week.

Marinaro filed suit in February, claiming the chief has made racist and vulgar comments about and to …read more

Source: Essex

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