- Associated Press - Saturday, July 23, 2016

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - A suspended suburban New York City police chief says he has been unfairly sidelined - but can’t say why.

The Journal News (https://lohud.us/29UWvVT) reports Saturday that Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan says the Town Board’s sanction is without merit.

But neither the chief nor the board have disclosed what prompted the disciplinary action.

A Town Board spokesman tells the newspaper officials can’t discuss ongoing investigations and personnel matters.

Sullivan says the charges will be disclosed when he formal responds to a hearing officer.

Sullivan makes $278,161 annually running the 162-officer Clarkstown Police Department.

He has publicly clashed with board members over their decision to hire an upstate accounting firm to audit the $50 million force.

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Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com

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