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04/24/18 6:00am
04/24/2018 6:00 AM

A former Southold Town police officer’s motion to reconsider a petition against the town for reinstatement to his job has been denied, according to court records. 

Garrett Lake, who claimed he was fired in bad faith due to political pressure, had argued that the court erred in dismissing his petition last year. But New York State Supreme Court Justice William Ford found Lake “has failed to sustain his burden of demonstrating how the court has misapprehended or overlooked key, material or relevant points of law or facts and evidence,” according to the decision filed earlier this month.  — READ

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06/18/16 7:50pm
06/18/2016 7:50 PM

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A recently fired Southold Town police officer filed a wrongful termination lawsuit this week against Southold Town, claiming that “high-profile arrests” he made during his tenure as a cop caused political blowback that led to his termination last month. READ

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05/26/16 4:50pm
05/26/2016 4:50 PM

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Earlier this month, Southold Town police officer Garrett Lake stood next to a smiling Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley, holding his proclamation as the cop who made the most drunken-driving arrests in the town’s police department.

Just over two weeks later, the Southold Town Board terminated Mr. Lake’s employment. READ