Highland Falls police chief returns to work following suspension

Highland Falls Police Chief Ken Scott returned to work Monday following his removal in December during a dispute with the former administration.



"I'm just looking forward to getting back in and just doing the job and doing the good things for the community," he said.



The chief was put on administrative leave in December and suspended without pay a month later, during a dispute with former Mayor Patrick Flynn about how the police department should be run.



Newly elected Mayor Joe D'Onofrio, who was just sworn in, made it his first order of business to get Scott back on the job.



"It's the community that wants him back. Today, they get their wish," said DiNaprio.



For now, the chief is back as a consultant because of a settlement reached with the old administration.



While the squabble between departments is over, there is still work ahead, including reversing the court settlement for Scott to be formally reinstated.



The Highland Falls board is expected to make a decision on Scott's permanent re-employment within the next few weeks.



 


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