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
The Southold Town Board in August approved resolutions to fire two Southold police officers receiving disability payments for several years over an inability to perform their full duties. READ
A former Southold Town police officer who was fired four days before his probationary period ended last year has filed to reargue a previous lawsuit against the town, seeking damages for loss of salary and benefits.
A former Southold Town police officer’s motion seeking reinstatement after being fired for poor job performance was denied Monday in Suffolk County Supreme Court.
In May, a little over two weeks after Southold Town police officer Garrett Lake was honored with a proclamation for making the department’s largest number of drunken-driving arrests in 2015, his employment was terminated.
Two members of the Southold Town Board denied allegations recently made by a former Southold Town police officer who claims he was terminated in May for political reasons. READ
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
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
Southold Town police officer Garrett Lake has been named the department’s top DWI-catching cop.