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Pagliuca-Leeman Proposed Decision

Pagliuca-Leeman Proposed Decision

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Legal briefs filed by lawyers for the Haverhill cops suspended for giving preferential treatment to a retired state trooper.
Legal briefs filed by lawyers for the Haverhill cops suspended for giving preferential treatment to a retired state trooper.

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
SUFFOLK, ss.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
One Ashburton Place: Room 503Boston, MA 02108(617) 727-2293CHRISTOPHER PAGLIUCA,WILLIAM LEEMANAppellantsv.
 
D-12-346 (Pagliuca)D-12-342 (Leeman)CITY OF HAVERHILL,Respondent
Appellant Christopher Pagliuca‟s
Attorney: Joseph A. Padolsky, Esq.Louison, Costello, Condon & Pfaff, LLP101 Summer Street, 4
th
Floor Boston, MA 02110
Appellant William Leeman‟s
Attorney: Stephen C. Pfaff, Esq.Louison, Costello, Condon & Pfaff, LLP101 Summer Street, 4
th
Floor Boston, MA 02110
Respondent‟s Attorney
: Rachel Munoz, Esq.Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP200 State StreetBoston, MA 02109Commissioner: Christopher C. BowmanPROPOSED DECISIONPursuant to the provisions of G.L. c. 31, § 43, the Appellant, Christopher Pagliuca(herein
after “
Pagliuca
), is appealing the decision of the City of Haverhill (here
inafter “
City
” or “Appointing Authority”)
to suspend him for five (5) days for an incident that occurred on March30, 2012 and involved alleged violations of Haverhill Police Department Rules and RegulationsRule 130 (Departmental Reports), Rule 111 (unsatisfactory performance) (Judgment) and
 
 
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Cannon of Police Ethics Article X. The Appellant, William Leeman
(hereinafter “Leeman”)
isappealing the decision of the City to suspend him for ten (10) days for the same allegedviolations as Pagliuca.The appeals were timely filed with the Civil Service Commission (hereinafter 
“Commission”)
on December 17, 2012. A full hearing on the consolidated appeals was held onMarch 20, 2013 and March 21, 2013 at the offices of the Commission. As no written notice wasreceived from either party, the hearing was declared private. Two (2) compact discs were madeof the hearing. All witnesses were sequestered. Both parties submitted post-hearing briefs in theform of proposed decisions.
FINDINGS OF FACT:
Based upon the twenty-five (25) documents entered into evidence and the testimony of thefollowing witnesses:
 For the Appointing Authority
:
 
Sergeant Daniel Cena, West Newbury Police Department;
 
Chief Alan DeNaro, Haverhill Police Department;
 
Officer Adam White, Merrimac Police Department
 
Medic Erin Fortin, Trinity EMS Inc.
 
Medic Carl Rizzo, Trinity EMS Inc.
 
Sergeant Harry Miller, Haverhill Police Department
 
Deputy Chief Donald Thompson
 For the Appellant 
:
 
Lieutenant Lee Mimms, Haverhill Fire Department
 
Officer Christopher Pagliuca, Appellant
 
Lieutenant William Leeman, Appellant
 
Charles Noyes, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Massachusetts State PoliceI make the following findings of facts:1.
 
Christopher Pagliuca is a patrolman with the Haverhill Police Department. He has beenso employed for the past eight years. Prior to being employed with the Haverhill Police
 
 
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Department he was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard from which he has been honorably discharged. Officer Pagliuca has no prior discipline. In fact, in his shorttenure with the Haverhill Police Department he has received a commendation for the performance of his duties as a police officer. (Testimony of Pagliuca; Exhibits 16 and17).2.
 
Williams Leeman is a Lieutenant with the Haverhill Police Department. He has no prior discipline. In his tenure with the Haverhill Police Department he has received acommendation for the performance of his duties as a police officer. (Testimony of Leeman; Exhibit 17).
THE NOYES INCIDENT 
3.
 
The following was unclear on the night of the incident, but it is information which wenow know occurred on the evening of March 30, 2012. At approximately 10:30pm, a2005 white Cadillac Escalade registered to Charles Noyes was travelling through West Newbury, Massachusetts. Charles Noyes was driving that vehicle. He was traveling onMain Street around the area of Baileys Lane when his cell phone, located on the front passenger seat, began to ring. As he reached across to grab his phone he lost control of the vehicle and it struck a telephone pole in West Newbury on Main Street after TrainingField Road but before Baileys Lane. The vehicle caused the pole to split and hang intothe roadway. The vehicle continued on to strike a traffic signal on the side of theroadway a short distance after the location of the telephone pole. The vehicle continuedtravelling on Main Street in the direction of Bridge Street and took a right turn ontoBridge Street in West Newbury. The vehicle then continued traveling on Bridge Street,over the Rocks River Bridge
 – 
which is located in West Newbury, Merrimac, and

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