Mayor Thomas has bamboozled the citizens of Mount Vernon. In order to have the 21st Century Policing Model, you must begin with the first step; Legitimacy, Transparency, and Accountability. How can you have Legitimacy, Transparency, and Accountability when you have a Deputy Police Commissioner like Joseph Spiezio who is not legitimate, who has no prior police experience? He is a professional garbage man. Now there is nothing wrong with being a garbage man; it’s a notable profession, but he has no place being in charge of Public Safety. His actions have only put the hard-working officers of MVPD and the community at risk, leaving the city with way too many lawsuits and judgments, and taxpayers footing the bill. The result is the many losses of life that we have seen under his command that he has failed to understand. [Deputy Police Commissioner Spiezio Claims “He Has Done More For MVPD Than Most” WRONG!]
In May, 2016, “Alleged” Deputy Police Commissioner Spiezio has been conducting himself out of the scope of the Mt. Vernon City Charter, by performing property seizures without proper documentation at OK Freddy’s Meat Market located at 132 South Fourth Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York and Mega Beverage Redemption Center, located at 121 East Third Street, also in Mt. Vernon.
[Letters to Attorney Generals Officer and U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate Mr. Spiezio for impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer]
As of May 2016, there was no information recorded in the Mt. Vernon City Clerk’s Office that Mr. Spiezio held any position in the City of Mt. Vernon
[May, 2016 letters from City Clerks Officer to Mayor Richard Thomas that Mr. Spiezio did not hold any position in the Mt. Vernon Police Department.]
In June, 2016 a letter was sent to Human Resources to inquire Mr. Spiezio’s certification as a Deputy Police Commissioner.
[This letter was sent to then Human Resources Commissioner Rick Pogue. Three weeks later he resigned from his post]