(Editor’s note: this will be Mike Coughlin’s last blog, as he is proceeding with legal action against the town.)
By Mike Coughlin
In this week’s Mariner… Union President Pat Reardon makes the following statement
“We brought forth a list of allegations backed up by evidence and a thorough investigation.
“We’re still waiting for a result of the town’s investigation.”
While we know who is conducting the town’s investigation: disgraced investigator and sexual videographer Richard Sjoberg, my question is who conducted the union’s thorough investigation as referenced by Union President Reardon?
Was it Officer Reardon? Although he is union president he is a witness in the chief’s allegation that Mike Milanoski interfered with his internal affairs investigation. If Reardon did conduct it, it would be akin to investigating himself – biased but certainly not thorough.
Was it Sgt. Treanor? – yet another union official. Sgt Treanor was the subject of the internal affairs investigation. Once again, he would be investigating himself.
Was it one of the officers who all went down to Washington with Deputy Chief Quigley to observe police week? If so, how can a friend objectively investigate another friend; once again, biased but not “thorough”
Was it Detective Lt. Lennon? How can he be part of a union investigation when he is not a member of that union? He is a one- man member of his own union (Lts. Lennon and Quigley– since Quigley’s promotion– only one member).
Was it Deputy Chief Quigley? How can he be part of a union when he is not a member of any union as Deputy Chief?
Since the union brought forward charges against the chief and are pushing the Board of Selectmen and ultimately the people of Cohasset to railroad their police chief, should the union share the identify of who conducted its thorough investigation?
Since the BOS voted to exonerate the Interim Town Manager of allegations that he interfered with an ongoing Internal Affairs Investigation of Sgt. Treanor by Chief Deluca on the basis of a report rendered by disgraced private detective Richard Sjoberg, who likely based his report on the union’s self proclaimed thorough investigation shouldn’t they revisit that decision before granting any contract extension to Mr. Milanoski?
(Editor’s note: this will be Mike Coughlin’s last blog, as he is proceeding with legal action against the town.)© Copyright 2012 Tanna K, All rights Reserved. Written For: Tinytown Unleashed