Cover-up Sustained Behind a Bastion of Silence for Years; Permitted Corruption Abetted by Perjury and Continued Denial of Facts
The Holding Pattern of Silence Is the New Norm Since 2010
The Holding Pattern of Silence Blue Truth Hezitorial
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YONKERS, NY — June 17, 2019 — Yonkers Police Officer Robert McDonough was found in his police car parked in the 3rd Police Precinct parking lot situated along Riverdale Avenue this Monday morning. He had completed the Early Shift, from 3-11pm Sunday, June 16th, and went on to work the Late Shift tour of duty, from 11pm Sunday, June 16th to 7am Monday, June 17th. An unidentified, on duty, uniformed Police Officer discovered McDonough in an unresponsive state slumped in the Police Car. Emergency Service Units were called to attend to McDonough.
Naloxone also known by the trademark NARCAN, is an antidote for fentanyl overdoses. When properly administered it can restore normal breathing and consciousness to individuals experiencing an opiate overdose. Narcan or naloxone is an opiate antidote. Opioids include not only fentanyl but also heroin and prescription painkillers like morphine, codeine, methadone, and oxycodone. When someone overdoses on an opioid, their respiration slows down or stops altogether.
Because the depression of breathing caused by opioids can last longer than the action of Naloxone, further treatment in hospital is required. Three doses of Naloxone were reported by those in the know to have been administered to McDonough before he became responsive.
The incident described herein is one of a growing number of Yonkers Police Officers, who once found to suffer an alleged overdose of narcotics, such as induced by the use of fentanyl, opioids, heroin and prescription painkillers like morphine, codeine, methadone, and oxycodone are immediately transported for medical attention.
Under the care and attendance of medical attention, the Yonkers Police Benevolent Association directs the “patient” for rehabilitation which precludes further inquiry into the circumstances that took place. Even doctors may not be questioned!
Just imagine if you were assigned with such an officer. He drives and /or walks about under the influence of fentanyl, opioids, heroin, or some other drug. He is also carrying a gun. Such a Police Officer can neither protect himself, his partner, and certainly not the public he is entrusted to protect.
Once discovered to have suffered an overdose of any kind, the Yonkers PBA steps in to protect the Police Officer, sequestering him in a rehabilitation center operated by the City of Yonkers. Such an officer is forced into a regiment of rehabilitation that is intentioned to wean him off the addictive drug. In reality the rehabilitation process is a smoke screen which permits little scrutiny of the facts that transpired. It becomes instead an employment line for people earning a salary for which they can no longer perform. The paymaster is the Yonkers taxpayer who are totally unaware of what is happening In their name.
There are allegedly many Yonkers Police Officers who have succumbed to the demons of drug addictions.
The City of Yonkers can deny that which is herein described. Only one person has been outed. The window of opportunity to rid the YPD of this curse is now. Waiting a few weeks will continue their addiction and put in harms way other Police Officers and the Public.
One must ask why the Precinct Captains have not informed the Yonkers Police Commissioner? If as the Yonkers Tribune informs the reader of this circumstance as we allege it is, corroborated by people with knowledge of this incident and many others, will Police Commissioner Charles Gardner be permitted to ask for outside scrutiny to clean up the mess that has been a part of the Yonkers Police Department for many years? There must be a formal investigation of what is transpiring in Yonkers while perjurers continue to deny and deny and deny.
Should there be nothing to hide, a Department of Justice investigation is called for now; not next year. How deep is the corruption? Why won’t Yonkers City Hall clean up the mess they have permitted to fester under their watch?
If Yonkers City Hall is unaware of who the past addicts were, the Yonkers Tribune will inform them. We may not know them all, then again, we know most of them.
Has the 3rd Yonkers Police Precinct Captain written Police Commissioner Charles Gardner regarding Police Officer McDonough’s alleged waywardness? If not, why not?
Who guards the bastions of silence and perjury in the City of Yonkers?
Mayor Mike Spano must put a kabosh on this scam!
The appropriate conduct is for the Yonkers Police Department to dismiss such a person from the force. They are unlikely to ever be rehabilitated. Yet such officers are allegedly hidden within the labyrinthine departments of the Yonkers Police Department. At issue is why and who is The Godfather that permits it?
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