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In Pelham Manor, Video Appears Amid Charges of Racism


Did a video lead to accusations of racism against Pelham Manor’s Police Chief?

The video, aired on News12, shows two white officers arresting a black suspect, who later sued and settled with the Village.

During an investigation into the incident, the two officers may have filed false depositions, saying they were assaulted, when the video appears to show they were not.

According to the Journal News, Officers (names withheld) “retired under fire last year rather than face disciplinary charges related to (that) 2013 arrest of a black man from Long Island who was leading a group of young people fundraising in the village.

The man, Jamainne Hall, sued the village and the officers in federal court, claiming he was wrongfully arrested. The charges included a felony assault charge that was dismissed early on in the case. Misdemeanor charges were also later dismissed and Hall pleaded guilty to traffic violations.

When a video of the incident surfaced, the chief told the officers he was considering disciplinary charges because they had made false statements in the supporting depositions backing up the charges.”

It was the two officers that accused Chief Alfred Mosiello of sending racist emails from his home computer.

Mosiello will be returning to work Monday after a brief suspension. The two officers say the release of the video was an intentional attempt to distract attention from the racist emails.



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