Former police officers sue Village of Ossining and police Chief Kevin Sylvester over fears of losing jobs

Louis Rinaldi and Andrea Zambrano claim Sylvester's actions since becoming chief in 2016 have made officers fearful of losing their jobs.           

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2023, 12:22 PM

Updated 286 days ago

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Two former Ossining Village police officers are suing village officials and police Chief Kevin Sylvester.           
Louis Rinaldi and Andrea Zambrano claim Sylvester's actions since becoming chief in 2016 have made officers fearful of losing their jobs.           
They say he rules over them with threats and embellishes departmental charges and arbitrarily issues suspensions.           
The 36-page lawsuit was filed in state Supreme Court in White Plains.           
It claims there have been at least three harassment or discrimination complaints filed with the village by officers against Sylvester.            
Sylvester's attorney says allegations are easy to make up, and it will be up to the plaintiffs to find evidence to match the allegations.           
An attorney for the officers says the department is struggling to recruit people because of hostile tactics.


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