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Breaking News: Fatigate Resigns After Argument With Spiezio

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Mount Vernon – It seems the drama continues in the Mount Vernon Police Department and the Thomas Administration. Our sources tell us that Acting Police Commissioner Ronald Fatigate has resigned after having a big argument with Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Spiezio, late Wednesday morning.

While details are still sketchy, and we have yet to get an official statement from Commissioner Fatigate, the MVPD or the Thomas Administration, we have gotten several confirmations from those close to Fatigate.

Black Law Enforcement have been outspoken on the need for reform in the police department. “It’s unfortunate of the resignation of Acting Police Commissioner Fatigate,” Blacks In Law Enforcement of America NY Rep Damon K. Jones tells BW. “The only thing left is a full federal intervention of the day-to-day operations of the Mt. Vernon Police Department. It is now up to the federal government to do what our city elected officials have failed to do.”

Fatigate departure comes a day after the FBI announced its Westchester County Safe Streets Gang Task Force is stepping in to help solve several homicides in Mount Vernon, offering rewards of up to $5,000 in solving five slayings in the city between 2011 and 2016. A local group calling themselves the Mount Vernon Families For Justice recently held a rally demanding federal intervention in the solving of murders of their loved ones on the steps of City Hall, Feb 12th.

Sources in City Hall have spoken to BW about the ongoing friction between Fatigate and Spiezio for some time about Spiezio’s outlandish public remarks and statements on social media and the radio and inserting himself into homicide investigations. Sources close to Former Police Commissioner Robert “Bob” Kelly also spoke of the friction between Spiezio and Kelly before Kelly was fired.

Deputy Police Commissioner Sean Harris will become Acting Police Commissioner and Captain Adinaro has been transfered to parking authority.

Say tuned for more of this developing story!

AJ Woodson

AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show. AJ is a Father, Brother, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Hip-Hop Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.

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