Judge tosses lawsuit against Harrison police

A judge has thrown out one of the federal lawsuits dealing with accusations of unauthorized surveillance that have been filed against the Harrison Police Department. The lawsuit was filed against Harrison

News 12 Staff

Nov 13, 2008, 2:07 AM

Updated 5,677 days ago

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Judge tosses lawsuit against Harrison police
A judge has thrown out one of the federal lawsuits dealing with accusations of unauthorized surveillance that have been filed against the Harrison Police Department.
The lawsuit was filed against Harrison Police Capt. Anthony Maricini and the town police chief by four officers, who claimed Maricini secretly videotaped them undressing on a daily basis in the men?s locker room.
On Wednesday, the judge ruled there was no evidence to support the allegations made by the plaintiffs, including Officer Ralph Tancredi.
Tancredi and his three colleagues say they plan to appeal the ruling, but Maricini says he is confident the decision will be upheld.
?It's a comprehensive decision, and I'm confident in how the judge ruled,? he says.
Jonathan Lovett, the attorney who filed Tancredo?s lawsuit and eight others, claims there is a systematic corruption problem within the Harrison Police Department.
?If you're a good ol? boy, you can do whatever you want, and if you're not and you sneeze, they'll write you up for causing the plague,? Lovett says.
Maricini, however, insists that Lovett?s clients are just angry employees who are trying to make a quick buck at the town?s expense.
?These are selfish, disgruntled, unhappy people who hurt [the] police department and hide behind Lovett to promote their lies,? Maricini says.


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