Yesterday PoJo reported that Beacon Mayor Clara Lou Gould extended police chief Richard Sassi’s unpaid suspension by two weeks. She also made the decision to demote Sassi to an unspecified position. Said the Mayor in her letter to Sassi:
"You clearly have a complete lack of respect for the city administrator, which disrespect led to your gross insubordination towards him … your misconduct has resulted in a complete lack of trust on all levels of City government … Over the next week or so, I will be considering to what position you shall be demoted and will advise you when that determination has been made."
Rumors have been circulating in Beacon that Sassi would resign on Monday, but as of now that is still hearsay. While it’s good to see the Mayor putting the interests of the community first, she needs to keep going until this situation is resolved in its entirety.