Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Beverly City Police Committee Vote to Suspend Sgt. Pearce
The City Council was told last night that the City Council Police Committee voted to suspend Sgt. Pearce with pay. The suspension was the result of an investigation of Sgt. Pearce's conduct on the job carrying out arrest of people breaking the law.
This action was not voted on by the full City Council. Why? This Reporter was told that this action now clears the way for LC to place his candidate in the Chief's spot after he does away with the Public Safety Director's position.
This action is just another black mark against the revival of Beverly. All you need to do to see this fact is look at the BCT story (link) today about the increase in crime in Burlington County to see that Beverly is going to miss Sgt. Pearce and his dedication to seeing that the Drug Dealers and Gang Members that are taking over the City are shown the door to the city and not given the keys to the city as certain Council Leaders would like.
Now Beverly taxpayers, look for another lawsuit and the loss of a police officer who cared.
Tony best, of luck and your dedication will be missed and you have the support of citizens who care.
Some more good news Beverly, your City Council voted to except more money for Apartment Rehabs. Just what the City needs. Forty percent of the housing stock is rentals. This fact alone explains why the City has the problems it does.
The Reporter cares because, as Beverly City goes, so goes Edgewater Park. Just take a long hard look around town Edgewater Park residents!
The Edgewater Park Reporter