Campbell chief given 3-day suspension, on paper only
The Campbell police chief is receiving a three-day suspension of record over two accidental gun discharges in the police station this spring.
The suspension, said the city’s legal counsel, is a record of discipline “on paper,” but Chief Gus Sarigianopoulos will not be suspended from his duties for three days. He will not lose three days’ pay.
Mike Esposito of Clemans Nelson & Associates said “suspension of record” is a mechanism in state law that allows discipline to be on file but still doesn’t cause operational issues for an employer.
“You have to have somebody there to run the department,” Esposito said Tuesday, shortly after Mayor Bill VanSuch issued the notice of discipline.
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