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In the Court of Common Pleas of York County, Pennsylvania
SCOTT HOCKENBERRY,

CI+I( )CTION , ()'

Plaintiff,

NO -./0,S1,02/-,23

vs

CO"P()INT

!OHN "INITO in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, 'I((I)" C BRO'N, in#ivi#ually an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, ")RIO PIRR)TNINO, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, CHRISTOPHER )((EN, in#ivi#ually an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% su%ervisor, STEPHEN S"ITH, in#ivi#ually an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, !OHN ' !ONES, in#ivi#ually an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial an# ROBERT ST)N(EY, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial

4ile# on 5ehalf of6 S$ott Ho$ken5erry, Plaintiff Counsel of re$or# for this %arty6 Peter J. Daley & Associates, P.C. Peter ! *aley II, Es7uire -3- 'oo# Street California, P) /83/9 Phone6 2-3,90:,:980 )tty I * ;2.-33

*efen#ants
SCOTT HOCKENBERRY, Plaintiff,

vs !OHN "INITO in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, 'I((I)" C BRO'N, in#ivi#ually an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, ")RIO PIRR)TNINO, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, CHRISTOPHER )((EN, in#ivi#ually an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% su%ervisor, STEPHEN S"ITH, in#ivi#ually an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, !OHN ' !ONES, in#ivi#ually an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial an# ROBERT ST)N(EY, in#ivi#ually an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial *efen#ants

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IN THE CO1RT O4 CO""ON P(E)S O4 YORK CO1NTY, PENNSY(+)NI) CI+I( )CTION , ()' No < * -./0,S1,02/-,23

Prae$i%e
To6 The Prothonotary Please enter the a%%earan$e of Peter ! *aley an# )sso$iates, P C , 5y Peter ! *aley II, Es7uire, on 5ehalf of the Plaintiff, S$ott Ho$ken5erry, in the a5ove state# $ase *ate#6 Peter ! *aley II )ttorney for Plaintiff

SCOTT HOCKENBERRY,

6 6 Plaintiff, 6 6 vs 6 6 !OHN "INITO in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as 6 to&nshi% offi$ial, 'I((I)" C BRO'N, in#ivi#ually, 6 an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, ")RIO 6 PIRR)TNINO, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as 6 to&nshi% offi$ial, CHRISTOPHER )((EN, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% su%ervisor, STEPHEN S"ITH, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, !OHN ' !ONES, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial an# ROBERT ST)N(EY, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial *efen#ants

IN THE CO1RT O4 CO""ON P(E)S O4 YORK CO1NTY, PENNSY(+)NI) CI+I( )CTION , ()' No -./0,S1,02/-,23

Noti$e
You have 5een sue# in $ourt If you &ish to #efen# a=ainst the $laims set forth in the follo&in= %a=es, you must take a$tion &ithin t&enty >-.? #ays after this $om%laint an# noti$e are serve#, 5y enterin= a &ritten a%%earan$e %ersonally or 5y attorney an# filin= in &ritin= &ith the $ourt your #efenses or o5@e$tions to the $laims set forth a=ainst you You are &arne# that if you fail to #o so the $ase may %ro$ee# &ithout you an# a @u#=ment may 5e entere# a=ainst you 5y the $ourt &ithout further noti$e for any money $laime# in the $om%laint or for any other $laim or relief re7ueste# 5y the %laintiff You may lose money or %ro%erty or other ri=hts im%ortant to you YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT O CE. I! YOU DO OT HA"E A LAWYER OR CA OT A!!ORD O E, #O TO OR TELEPHO E THE O!!ICE SET !ORTH $ELOW TO !I D OUT WHERE YOU CA #ET LE#AL HELP. (a&yer Referral Servi$e /02 E "arket Street York, P) >2/2? :83,:288 (a&yer Referral Servi$e /.. South Street Harris5ur=, P) >2/2? -0:,A:.2

SCOTT HOCKENBERRY

6 6 6 Plaintiff, 6 6 vs 6 6 !OHN "INITO, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as 6 to&nshi% offi$ial, 'I((I)" C BRO'N, in#ivi#ually, 6 an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, ")RIO 6 PIRR)TNINO, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, CHRISTOPHER )((EN, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% su%ervisor, STEPHEN S"ITH, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, !OHN ' !ONES, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial, an# ROBERT ST)N(EY, in#ivi#ually, an# in his $a%a$ity as to&nshi% offi$ial *efen#ants

IN THE CO1RT O4 CO""ON P(E)S O4 YORK CO1NTY, PENNSY(+)NI) CI+I( )CTION , ()' No -./0,S1,02/-,23

Co%&lai't !or Wro'()*l Ter%i'atio', De)a%atio' o) C+aracter, Li,el, Sla'-er, a'- e(li(e'ce
)N* NO', $omes the Plaintiff, S$ott Ho$ken5erry, throu=h his attorneys, Peter ! *aley B )sso$iates, P C , 5y Peter ! *aley II, Es7uire, an# files this Com%laint u%on the follo&in=6 >/ Plaintiff, S$ott Ho$ken5erry, is an a#ult in#ivi#ual an# $itiCen of the Common&ealth of

Pennsylvania, $urrently resi#in= at 00. Brae5urn *rive, Etters, York County, Pennsylvania >*efen#ant, !ohn "inito is an a#ult in#ivi#ual &ho resi#es at A-/ Ol# Duarter

Roa#, )%artment 8, (e&is5erry, P) /2002 >0 *efen#ant, Ro5ert Stanley, is an a#ult in#ivi#ual &ho resi#es at 099 !ennifer *rive, Ne&

Cum5erlan#, P) /2.2. >3 *efen#ant, 'illiam C EChu$kF Bro&n is an a#ult in#ivi#ual &ho resi#es at -9 S%rin=er

(ane, Ne& Cum5erlan#, P) /2.2.

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*efen#ant, "ario Pirratino is an a#ult in#ivi#ual &ho resi#es at /02 4orrest *rive, Cam%

Hill, P) /2.// >A *efen#ant, Christo%her )llen is an a#ult in#ivi#ual &ho resi#es at 2/. Sa& "ill Roa#,

(e&is5erry, P) /2009 >2 *efen#ant, !ohn ' !ones is an a#ult in#ivi#ual &ho resi#es at 338 <ranite Duarry Roa#,

Ne& Cum5erlan#, P) /2.2. >: *efen#ant, Ste%hen Smith, is an a#ult in#ivi#ual &ho resi#es at 0// "arket Street, Ne&

Cum5erlan#, P) /2.2. >9 *efen#ants, !ohn "inito, 'illiam C Bro&n, "ario Pirratino, an# Ro5ert Stanley are

$olle$tively ele$te# mem5ers to the 4airvie& To&nshi%, York County, Boar# of Su%ervisors, hereinafter referre# to as ESu%ervisors F >/. *efen#ant, Ste%hen Smith, is an a%%ointe# To&nshi% "ana=er of 4airvie& To&nshi%,

York County >// The 4airvie& To&nshi% "uni$i%al Offi$es are situate# at 899 (e&is5erry Roa#, Ne&

Cum5erlan#, York County, Pennsylvania, /2./., hereinafter referre# to as E"uni$i%ality F >/4airvie& To&nshi% is a to&nshi% of the Se$on# Class in the Common&ealth of

Pennsylvania >/0 On or a5out "ar$h /A, -./-, Plaintiff &as %romote# to Chief of Poli$e of the

E"uni$i%ality F >/3 On Se%tem5er -2, -.//, Plaintiff re$eive# a letter from the Chairman of the Boar#, Perry

)l5ert, offerin= Plaintiff the %osition of Chief of Poli$e &hen Chief *u=an retire# Plaintiff &as a#vise# that it &as an unanimous #e$ision 5y the 5oar#, 5ut *efen#ant "inito a#vise# Plaintiff that he &as not in favor of the %romotionG ho&ever, he &oul# vote &ith the entire 5oar#

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Shortly after the %romotion, Offi$er Baker aske# Plaintiff to reinstate him as #ete$tive

Baker ha# 5een reassi=ne# to %atrol from #ete$tive after alle=ations of mis$on#u$t &hile &orkin= for the County *ru= Task 4or$e an# en=a=in= in a 5ar fi=ht off #uty Prin$i%al )l5in from 4ishin= Creek Elementary $alle# re=ar#in= Offi$er BakerHs $on#u$t &ith tea$hers He ha# re$eive# $om%laints that Baker &as makin= ina%%ro%riate $omments to tea$hers an# sho&in= u% at their houses or tellin= them he kne& &here they live# Plaintiff a#vise# him that there &ere no %ositions o%en at the time, 5ut that he $oul# $om%ete for a %osition if one $ame o%en >/A Offi$er Baker tol# other offi$ers that he &as =oin= to make sure that Plaintiff =ot fire#

5e$ause of E&hat %laintiff &as #oin= to him F Bet&een "ar$h an# "ay -./-, *efen#ant "inito re7ueste# $o%ies of t&o %oli$e re%orts One of the re%orts &as a ra%e $ase, in &hi$h *efen#ant "inito frien#Hs son &as 5ein= investi=ate# *efen#ant "inito #eman#e# Plaintiff =ive him a $o%y of the re%ort, an# Plaintiff a#vise# him that he &as not %ermitte# 5y la& to release the $ontents of an investi=ative re%ort *efen#ant "inito 5e$ame an=ry an# sai# he &as =oin= to have the soli$itor instru$t me to release the re%ort *efen#ant "inito %ro$ee#e# to han= u% the %hone Plaintiff shortly thereafter re$eive# a %hone $all from Soli$itor !ones Soli$itor !ones a#vise# Plaintiff that he a=ain a$te# a%%ro%riately 5y not releasin= the re%ort >/2 *urin= the first &eek of O$to5er, -./-, Plaintiff re$eive# a $all from Chairman of the

Boar#, Chu$k Bro&n *efen#ant Bro&n aske# Plaintiff to res%on# to his resi#en$e Plaintiff #i# so, an# *efen#ant Bro&n sho&e# him a $o%y of a %hoto=ra%h of Plaintiff &ith a to%less &oman Plaintiff a#vise# him it &as taken in O$ean City, "arylan#, 5y a frien# &ho sent it to Offi$er Pietro Pi$$iurro Plaintiff #i# not sen# the %hoto=ra%h, nor $onsente# to the %hoto=ra%h 5ein= for&ar#e# to anyone, or %oste# on any internet site or forum >/: *urin= the neIt to&nshi% meetin=, Plaintiff overhear# *efen#ant Ste%hen Smith,

To&nshi% "ana=er, s%eakin= to *efen#ant Stanley, a#visin= him ho& em5arrasse# the se$retary &ho re$eive# the %hoto &as Plaintiff s%oke to the se$retary, *onna Nissel, &ho a#vise# that she

o%ene# the mail an# foun# the %i$ture, 5ut it #i#nHt 5other her Plaintiff a%olo=iCe# for any issues it may have $ause# her >/9 On or a5out O$to5er /8, -./-, Plaintiff &as tol# 5y *efen#ant Smith that the Boar# ha#

hire# an attorney to investi=ate an anonymous $om%laint that the Boar# ha# re$eive# a5out em%loyees Plaintiff an# *efen#ant Smith then met &ith all em%loyees an# a#vise# them of the investi=ation Em%loyees &ere tol# if they ha# $om%laints to $all )nne Jer5e, Es7uire an# &ere =iven her 5usiness $ar# >-. On Novem5er 9, -./-, Plaintiff &as on a va$ation #ay an# &as $alle# 5y *efen#ant

Ste%hen Smith to res%on# to the muni$i%al 5uil#in= for a meetin= Plaintiff arrive# an# s%oke to *efen#ant Bro&n &ho a#vise# %laintiff, EYou are =oin= to 5e fine The eIe$utive $ommittee kno&s these $om%laints are from #is=runtle# em%loyees F >-/ *efen#ant Smith &ent into a %rivate, una#vertise# meetin= &ith the other su%ervisors,

minus *efen#ant )llen >-)fter a fe& minutes, Plaintiff &as aske# to $ome into the offi$e, an# &as =iven a (etter of

Termination an# a PC affi#avit > ) $o%y of the same is atta$he# hereto an# ma#e a %art hereof as EIhi5it /? >-0 Plaintiff &as tol# he &as 5ein= terminate# for the %rostitution arrest Plaintiff a#vise# that

they ha# #one several su$h arrests an# ha# the su%%ort of the *istri$t )ttorneyHs offi$e on all of the arrests Plaintiff aske# if he &oul# 5e %rovi#e# an o%%ortunity to refute the $har=es un#er the Pennsylvania Poli$e Tenure )$t an# &as tol# that they &erenHt intereste# in hearin= any testimony an# Plaintiff &as es$orte# off of the %ro%erty >-3 In "ay of -./0, *efen#ant "inito &as &itnesse# sho&in= a #o$ument title#

EConfi#ential Re%ort of S%e$ial Counsel,F >hereinafter referre# to as Confi#ential Re%ort? %re%are# for 4airvie& To&nshi% to 5ar %atrons to #is$re#it Plaintiff #urin= the %rimary ele$tion

for To&nshi% Su%ervisor Plaintiff ha# never 5een %rovi#e# a $o%y of the re%ort >) $o%y of &hi$h is atta$he# hereto an# ma#e a %art hereof as EIhi5it -? >-8 In O$to5er -./0, the Confi#ential Re%ort %re%are# 5y )nne Jer5e, Es7uire &as re7ueste#

5y Pennlive an# "arvin Beshore un#er the Pennsylvania O%en Re$or#s )$t The 5oar# vote# to release the #o$ument, an# it &as then %oste# on the internet an# 4a$e5ook 5y Stanley an# !ones for Su%ervisor >-A Plaintiff &as formally terminate# at a Boar# of Su%ervisorsH meetin= hel# on Novem5er :,

-./- at -6.. % m >-2 )ll *efen#ants &ere %resent &ith the eI$e%tion of *efen#ant, Christo%her )llen,

Su%ervisor, &ho &as a5sent >-: %m >-9 *efen#ant Stanley ma#e a motion, &hi$h &as se$on#e# 5y *efen#ant "inito to terminate The *efen#ants a#@ourne# to an EIe$utive Session at -6.8 % m an# re$onvene# at 06..

the em%loyment of Plaintiff, effe$tive imme#iately *efen#ants Bro&n, Pirratino, Stanley, an# "inito vote# in the affirmative >0. That meetin= &as re$esse# until 'e#nes#ay, Novem5er /3, -./- at -6.. % m > ) $o%y of

the minutes of &hi$h is atta$he# hereto an# ma#e a %art hereof as EIhi5it 0? >0/ Plaintiff &as han# #elivere# a letter of termination of at,&ill em%loyment The letter

state# , E)s a result of an anonymous $om%laint re$eive# 5y 4airvie& To&nshi% , 4airvie& To&nshi% retaine# s%e$ial $ounsel to $on#u$t an investi=ation as a result, 4airvie& To&nshi% has re$eive# %u5li$ly availa5le #o$uments that #emonstrate una$$e%ta5le an# un%rofessional 5ehavior that violates the "ission Statement of the 4airvie& To&nshi% Poli$e *e%artment F >) $o%y of the letter is atta$he# hereto an# ma#e a %art hereof as EIhi5it 3?

>0-./0 >00 $lass >03

) Confi#ential Re%ort for S%e$ial Counsel &as %re%are# for 4airvie& To&nshi% 5y )nne

E Jer5e, SPHR, Es7uire, /08 North <eor=e Street, York, P) /23./, an# issue# on "ay /A,

The Poli$e Tenure )$t of /98/, P C K:A, ' 33, as amen#e# re=ulates the sus%ension,

removal, furlou=h, an# reinstatement of Poli$e Offi$ers >full time?L In to&nshi%s of the se$on#

The Poli$e Tenure )$t, hereinafter referre# to as the E)$t A,F %rovi#es that a no %ersonnel

em%loye# as a re=ular full time %oli$e offi$er in any %oli$e #e%artment in a to&nshi% of the se$on# $lass, eI$e%t for %ro5ation offi$ers, for a %erio# of one >/? year or less, shall 5e sus%en#e#, remove# or re#u$e# in rank &ith the eI$e%tion for the follo&in= reasons6 %hysi$al or mental #isa5ility affe$tin= his a5ility to $ontinue in servi$eLF >08 )$t A further %rovi#es that &ritten statement of $har=es ma#e a=ainst any %erson so

em%loye# shall 5e furnishe# to su$h %erson &ithin five >8? #ays after the same are file# >0A )$t A further %rovi#es if a #e$ision to %ro$ee# &ithin these matters, a %erson to 5e

sus%en#e# or remove# shall 5e entitle# to a %u5li$ hearin= The 5oar# of su%ervisors shall %rovi#e a %u5li$ hearin= &ithin a %erio# of u% to ten >/.? #ays from the hearin= &hi$h &oul# 5e hel# relative to the filin= of $har=es >02 )$t A further %rovi#e# that &ritten ans&ers thereto shall 5e file# &ithin five >8? #ays The

hearin= shall have the a$$use# in %erson or &ith $ounsel >0: On or a5out Se%tem5er 0., -./0, a Ri=ht to Kno& re7uest &as ma#e 5y EPennliveF an#

"arvin Beshore to the To&nshi% "ana=er, *efen#ant Smith, for the release of information re=ar#in= the firin= of Plaintiff, un#er the Pennsylvania O%en Re$or#s )$t >09 To&nshi% Soli$itor, *avi# ) !ones, II, Es7uire, a#vise# the *efen#ants that the re%ort

&as a %ersonnel matter an# its $ontents shoul# 5e ke%t $onfi#ential

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On or a5out O$to5er /, -./0, the *efen#ant Su%ervisors vote# 0,- to release the re%ort,

in #ire$t $ontravention to the a#vi$e of )ttorney !ones >3/ *efen#ant Bro&n vote# a=ainst the release of the $onfi#ential re%ort, an# release# a F

statement Ehe felt that the issue 5ein= of $onfi#entiality &as out&ei=he# 5y the nee# for the %u5li$ to kno& >3-

*efen#ant Stanley is $urrently a Re%u5li$an Can#i#ate seekin= ele$tion to a t&o >-? year

term of the Boar#, vote# in favor of releasin= the re%ort, alon= &ith *efen#ants "inito an# )llen >30 *efen#ant Stanley &as 7uote# in a O$t /., -./0 %u5li$ ne&s story re%orte# on

EPennliveF an# in the EPatriot Ne&sF statin=, Ethree su%ervisors felt very stron=ly this information nee#s to 5e out there for voters an# that someone runnin= for %u5li$ offi$e shoul# have #is$lose# &hy they &ere fire# F >33 *efen#ant !ones &as %rovi#e# the Confi#ential Re%ort an# utiliCe#, %u5lishe#, re%u5lishe#

the same to further to %er%etuate his %oliti$al as%irations >38 *efen#ant "inito &as 7uote# in a O$t /., -./0 %u5li$ ne&s story re%orte# on

EPenn(iveF an# in the EPatriot Ne&sF statin=, EI felt from #ay one, to 5e honest &ith you, that the %u5li$ has a ri=ht to kno& The taI%ayers of 4airvie& To&nshi% have a ri=ht to kno& &hy this in#ivi#ual &as fire# 1nfortunately un#er the %ersonnel matter, you $anHt s%eak u% &hi$h is irritatin= to me 5e$ause I feel taI%ayers shoul# kno& &hatHs =oin= on F >3A *efen#ant Stanley vote# to release the information then %ro$ee#e# to #evelo% a &e5site

&ith information that &as o5taine# in #ire$t violation of the Ri=ht to Kno& )$t of -..: effe$tive !anuary /, -..9 an# a=ainst the a#vi$e of Soli$itor !ones >) $o%y is atta$he# hereto an# ma#e a %art hereof as EIhi5it 8? >32 The Pu5li$ Ri=ht to Kno& )$t P(A Se$tion 2.:, eI$e%tion for %u5li$ re$or#s >5?

eI$e%tions %rovi#es the follo&in= re$or#s relative to an a=en$y >2? >ie? ) %erforman$e ratin= or revie& >vi? &ritten $riti$isms of an em%loyee >viii? information re=ar#in= #is$i%line, #emotion or

#is$har=e $ontaine# in a %ersonnel file >/2? a re$or# of an a=en$y relatin= to a non $riminal investi=ation, in$lu#in=, >/? $om%laints su5mitte# to an a=en$yG >//? investi=ative materials, notes, $orres%on#en$e an# re%ortsG >vi? a re$or# that, if #is$lose# &oul# #o any of the follo&in=6 >a? reveal the institution, %ro=ress or result of a=en$yHs investi=ation, >$? $onstitutes an un&arrante# invasion of %riva$y >3: *efen#ants Stanley an# !ones have %ersonally finan$e# the %ur$hase of yar# si=ns that

have 5een %oste# throu=hout the to&nshi% that say ETHETR1TH)BO1THOCKENBERRY CO"F hereinafter referre# to as E&e5site,F &ith the s%e$ifi$ %ur%ose to #efame, li5el, an# slan#er the Plaintiff >39 *efen#ants Stanley an# !ones have $reate# an# fun#e# the internet &e5site &ith the

s%e$ifi$ %ur%ose to #efame, li5el an# slan#er the Plaintiff >See EIhi5it 3? >8. *efen#ants Stanley an# !ones have #esi=ne# an# %ur$hase# the installation of a 5ill5oar#

lo$ate# alon= Interstate :0 on Reeser Summit , statin= EL 4airvie& To&nshi% +otersL 4or the truth a5out Ho$ken5erry =o to L TR1TH)BO1THOCKENBERRY CO"L %ai# for 5y Stanley an# !ones Su%ervisors,F &ith the s%e$ifi$ %ur%ose to #efame, li5el an# slan#er the Plaintiff >) $o%y is atta$he# hereto an# ma#e a %art hereof as EIhi5it A? >8/ On or a5out O$to5er /., -./0, PlaintiffHs )ttorney Peter ! *aley II, Es7uire, Peter !

*aley B )sso$iates, P C #ire$te# $orres%on#en$e to *efen#ants instru$tin= them to $ease an# #esist >) $o%y of sai# $orres%on#en$e is atta$he# hereto an# ma#e a %art hereof as EIhi5it 2?

Co*'t I. Wro'()*l Ter%i'atio'
>8Plaintiff in$or%orates herein 5y referen$e the alle=ations of %ara=ra%hs / throu=h 8/

in$lusive fully as if set forth at len=th

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On or a5out Novem5er :, -./-, the *efen#ants as mem5ers of the 4airvie& To&nshi%

Su%ervisors met in a non,a#vertise# meetin= to #is$uss $ertain %ersonnel issues &ith Plaintiff >83 The Novem5er :, -./- meetin= &as in violation of the Sunshine )$t, )$t 90 of /99: M

P) Con 2-9 Cha%ter 2 of Title A8K 2.0,2.9 >88 )s a result of the non,a#vertise#, non,sunshine# eIe$utive meetin=, Plaintiff &as

terminate# from em%loyment >8A The *efen#ants faile# to %rovi#e $ertain #ue %ro$ess ri=hts an# o5li=ations &hi$h shoul#

have 5een affor#e# to Plaintiff un#er Poli$e Tenure )$t of /98/, P C 8:A No 33 as amen#e# >82 The *efen#ants faile# to %rovi#e a &ritten statement of any $har=es ma#e a=ainst Plaintiff

to the Plaintiff >8: The *efen#ants faile# to %rovi#e to the Plaintiff a $o%y of the anonymous $om%laint file#

a=ainst Plaintiff &hi$h &as the 5asis for an investi=ation of Plaintiff >89 The *efen#ant faile# to %rovi#e a $o%y of the Confi#ential Investi=ation Re%ort that &as a

5asis for the *efen#antsH termination of Plaintiff >A. To #ate, Plaintiff has never re$eive# a $o%y of the anonymous $om%laint or a $o%y of the

Confi#ential Investi=ative Re%ort >A/ The Poli$e Tenure )$t $learly states that a $o%y of &hi$h shall 5e %rovi#e# to Plaintiff

&ithin five >8? #ays of filin= of the same, a $o%y of &ritten statement of $har=es >Asame >A0 The Poli$e Tenure )$t further %rovi#es that Plaintiff &as entitle# to &ritten ans&ers to The *efen#ants Su%ervisors after the #e$ision to %ro$ee# shall 5e %ermitte# to a %u5li$

hearin= to Plaintiff un#er the Poli$e Tenure )$t &ithin ten >/.? #ays after the #eman# for the

alle=ations &ithin five >8? #ays &hi$h *efen#ants faile# to %rovi#e

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The *efen#ants then in a %u5li$ meetin= hel# on Novem5er :, -./-, at -6.. % m

a#@ourne# sai# meetin= to an eIe$utive session at -6.8 % m an# re$onvene# the re=ular meetin= at 06.. % m an# %ro$ee#e# to terminate the em%loyment of the Poli$e Chief, Plaintiff >A8 >AA The a$tion &as $learly a violation of the Poli$e Tenure )$t On or a5out Novem5er 9, -./- in $orres%on#en$e $a%tione# as PRI+)TE an#

CON4I*ENTI)(, *efen#ant 'illiam C Bro&n, in his $a%a$ity, as a to&nshi% su%ervisor terminate# em%loyment of Plaintiff >See EIhi5it /? >A2 The $orres%on#en$e of Novem5er 9, -./-, in#i$ate# the termination &as a result of an

investi=ation 5y s%e$ial $ounsel an# that Plaintiff #emonstrate# Euna$$e%ta5le an# un%rofessional 5ehavior that violate# the 4airvie& To&nshi% Poli$e *e%artment mission statement F >A: A >A9 Plaintiff avers that *efen#ants faile# to sho& he en=a=e# in a$tions %rohi5ite# 5y the The *efen#antHs a$tions &ere $learly a violation of PlaintiffHs #ue %ro$ess ri=hts un#er )$t

Poli$e Tenure )$t, more s%e$ifi$ally they have faile# to su5stantiate any evi#en$e in su%%ort of the $har=es or $on#u$t un5e$omin= of an offi$er or that he a$te# im%ro%erly re=ar#in= an investi=ation >2. Plaintiff avers the *efen#ants faile# to esta5lish the $har=es &ere suffi$ient to &arrant the

removal, more s%e$ifi$ally, the Confi#ential Re%ort for S%e$ial Counsel &as not $om%lete# until "ay -./0G ho&ever, Plaintiff &as remove# in %art from the fin#in=s of the Confi#ential Re%ort on Novem5er :, -./>2/ This failure to affor# Plaintiff his %ro$e#ure #ue %ro$ess un#er the Pennsylvania Poli$e

Tenure )$t an# the *efen#antHs release of $onfi#ential information, s%e$ifi$ally %rohi5its as an eI$e%tion un#er the Pennsylvania Ri=ht to Kno& )$t, has %ermanently harme# PlaintiffHs re%utation in the $ommunity an# his a5ility to seek further em%loyment as a %oli$e offi$er

'HERE4ORE, Plaintiff #eman#s @u#=ment a=ainst *efen#ants for 'ron=ful Termination an# res%e$tfully re7uests this Honora5le Court to a&ar# %unitive an# $om%ensatory #ama=es to Plaintiff

Co*'t II / De)a%atio' o) C+aracter0Li,el, Sla'-er, e(li(e'ce
>2Plaintiff in$or%orates herein 5y referen$e the alle=ations of %ara=ra%hs / throu=h 2.

in$lusive fully as if set forth at len=th >20 The *efen#ants have 5y their a$tion, releasin= of %rivile=e# %ersonal information of

Plaintiff, is a violation of the Pu5li$ Ri=ht to Kno& )$t of 3- Pa C S ) K:030>a? >23 *efen#ants 5y their vote to release %rivile=e# %ersonnel information &hi$h &as 5ase#

u%on a Confi#ential Re%ort for S%e$ial Counsel &hi$h &as not release#, $om%lete# or $om%ile# at the time of termination of Plaintiff, &as #one stri$tly to #efame the $hara$ter an# re%utation of Plaintiff >28 This #efamation &as evi#en$e# 5y the release of sai# information, a=ainst the a#vi$e of

To&nshi% Soli$itor !ones an# for the eI%ress %ur%ose to %la$e this information 5efore the %u5li$ %rior to an ele$tion &hi$h Plaintiff &as runnin= as a To&nshi% Su%ervisor of 4airvie& To&nshi% >2A *efen#ant Stanley is $urrently a Re%u5li$an Can#i#ate for re,ele$tion for the t&o >-? year

term as Su%ervisor an# Plaintiff is uno%%ose# for the siI >A? year term as Su%ervisor >22 *efen#ant !ones is $urrently runnin= as a 'rite,In Can#i#ate a=ainst the Plaintiff for a siI

>A? year term as Su%ervisor >2: *efen#ant Stanley &as 7uote# sayin= %u5li$ly to a re%orter for EPennliveF an# the EPatriot

Ne&s,F Ethree su%ervisors felt very stron=ly this information nee#s to 5e out there for the voters an# that someone runnin= for %u5li$ offi$e shoul# have #is$lose# &hy they &ere fire#LF >29 *efen#ants Stanley an# !ones $ons%ire# to use the information for his o&n %oliti$al

a=en#a an# #i# $ommuni$ate the same via a &e5site, 5ill5oar#s an# yar# si=ns

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*efen#ants 5y the release of this information nearly eleven months after the termination

&as $learly #one in a manner an# in a fashion to have PlaintiffHs $han$es to &in the ele$tion an# to #efame his $hara$ter %u5li$ly >:/ *efen#ants kne& or shoul# have kno&n that the release of the $onfi#ential information

an# #is$losure of the $onfi#ential investi=ation &oul# 5e %u5lishe# 5y the various me#ia sour$es, an# un#erstoo# that s%e$ial harm &oul# 5e $ause# 5y sai# release >:Plaintiff kne& the #efamatory meanin= of the release of the Confi#ential Re%ort for

S%e$ial Counsel 5y *efen#ants &as inten#e# to #efame his $hara$ter %u5li$ly an# the resultin= harm &oul# effe$t his future em%loyment as a %oli$e offi$er, as &ell as his $han$es to &in the ele$tion >:0 *efen#ants kne& or shoul# have kno&n &ith the %u5li$ #is$losure of %rivile=e $onfi#ential

information an# the failure to %rovi#e Plaintiff &ith the #ue %ro$ess to %rove his inno$en$e &oul# $reate a$tual harm an# a#versely affe$t him in his la&ful tra#e >:3 By *efen#antsH a$tions, %u5li$ statements an# $omments &ere inten#e# to li5el Plaintiff

an# &ere kno&n to 5e false an# #efamatory >:8 By *efen#antsH a$tions an# su5se7uent %u5lishin= an# re%u5lishin= of the Confi#ential

Investi=ative Re%ort, as &ell as the $ir$umstan$es re=ar#in= the %oli$e in$i#ent that o$$urre# on or a5out )u=ust 0, -./-, &ere inten#e# to 5e &ritten, %u5lishe# an# 5roa#$aste# on television, as &ell as on *efen#antsH &e5sites, an# throu=h yar# si=ns an# 5y hi=h&ay 5ill5oar#s The $ommuni$ation &as inten#e# to refle$t ne=atively on the PlaintiffHs $hara$ter, morality an# inte=rity as a %oli$e offi$er an# %u5li$ servant >:A *efen#antsH a$tions &ere tar=ete# to the resi#ents of 4airvie& To&nshi% &hi$h &as

evi#en$e# 5y the Bill5oar#s #ire$tin= the voters of 4airvie& To&nshi% as &ell as yar# si=ns %la$e# only &ithin the limits of 4airvie& To&nshi%

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*efen#ants #i# 5y a$tual mali$e an# ne=li=en$e, tar=ete# a %u5li$ fi=ure, a %oli$e offi$er,

5y kno&in= the falsity an#Nor ha# &ith re$kless #isre=ar# of the truth of the statements %u5lishe# an# re%u5lishe# >:: *efen#ants faile# to %rovi#e the #ue %ro$ess as re7uire# 5y the Pennsylvania Poli$e

Tenure )$t an# 5y #oin= so an# the su5se7uent release of %rivile=e# information, ten >/.? months after the #ismissal &as inten#e# to an# $ause harm 5y this ne=li=ent a$t >:9 *efen#antsH %rivile=es an# #efense to #efamation are #efeate# 5e$ause *efen#antsH

a$tions &ere #one &ith the intent to 5e #one &ith a$tual mali$e >9. PlaintiffHs aforestate# a$tions are $learly %ermissi5le %ursuant to 3- Pa Cons Stat

K88-0>/? >9/ *efen#antsH a$tions an# %u5li$ statements are #efamatory in $hara$ter an# are therefore,

a$tiona5le 5y Plaintiff, an# Plaintiff res%e$tfully re7uests this Honora5le Court to a&ar# $om%ensatory an# %unitive #ama=es a=ainst *efen#ants 'HERE4ORE, Plaintiff #eman#s @u#=ment a=ainst *efen#ants in the amount of O/,8..,... .. #ollars &hi$h is outsi#e the limits of ar5itration Res%e$tfully su5mitte#, Peter J. Daley a'- Associates, P.C. Peter ! *aley II

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