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|Cop's attorney has words with DeLuca|
|Written by Administrator|
|Sunday, 15 June 2003 13:04|
The future of Duxbury police officer Scott Myers is expected to be decided on Friday.Â Town Manager Rocco Longo is conferring with legal counsel to draft a decision.Â Last week Longo asked for an extension until June 13, attributing the delay to a busy meeting schedule.Â Â
Town Counsel Robert Troy this week rebutted the claims made by Officer Myers in a prepared statement, in which Myers claimed that the charges against him were of a â€œkangaroo courtâ€ nature, by saying that it would be obvious to anyone who read the transcripts of the public disciplinary hearings that the charges were well-founded.
â€œEveryone in the community has seen him working at the restaurant while weâ€™ve been paying him,â€ Troy said.Â The type of back injury which Myers is supposed to have sustained, Troy went on, is often very debilitating, but Myers is clearly â€œin great shape.â€Â Troy also pointed to the fact that Myers has refused to appear at the disciplinary hearings, and â€œhid in his houseâ€ when three officers went there to serve him notice of the hearing.Â According to Police Chief Mark DeLuca, police officers were indeed sent to Myersâ€™ home both on the day of, and during, the hearing on May 27.
At that hearing, Officer Myersâ€™ attorney, Doug Louison, and DeLuca were involved in an â€œalmost physical confrontation,â€ according to Troy.Â Louison was â€œscreaming his lungs out,â€ Troy said, and people on the first floor of Town Hall ran down to the Mural Room in the basement where the hearing took place because they thought â€œsomeone had lost their mind.â€
When asked about this exchange, DeLuca played down the incident, and said that Louison â€œwas being a little loud and obnoxious, and I asked him to take a seat so we could get on with the hearing.â€
Efforts to reach Louison were unsuccessful.