Falco: Zimmer makes Hoboken less safe

Deadline approaching for Zimmer in Falco lawsuit

5/15/2013 Update:

Note that Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and her lawyers have till the end of Thursday, May 23, 2013 to respond to the lawsuit brought forward by Police Chief Anthony P. Falco.

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Zimmer Falco lawsuit extension May 23 2013 Hoboken NJ

Falco lawsuit against Hoboken Mayor Zimmer: Damning

4/12/2013 Update:

Back in March, Hoboken Police Chief Anthony P. Falco, Sr. filed a comprehensive lawsuit against Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the city.

I finally had the time to review the 42-page document, and all I can say is WOW.

Hoboken NJ Police Chief Anthony Falco Sues Mayor Dawn Zimmer

Falco: Zimmer’s constant harassment disrupted police work

The lawsuit Falco filed contains hundreds of allegations against the Mayor, her staff and other city employees. We always knew the Mayor had some serious issues, but this honestly takes the cake. Zimmer just plainly hates Chief Falco for whatever reason – and has apparently severely over-stepped her boundary as Mayor. From meddling with confidential police affairs, to repeatedly harassing the Chief to the point where officers actually had to be taken off the streets to deal with it.

Falco v Zimmer Hoboken NJAdditionally, you remember those police layoffs in 2010? The Chief said that he provided a plan to Zimmer that would save the $2 million that the city was looking to cut WITHOUT LAYOFFS. The Mayor refused, and demanded that the city have less officers on the streets. Mad your car got stolen? Thank Dawn for that.

The allegations in the lawsuit can make your skin crawl when you imagine being in Falco’s shoes. Zimmer and her cronies have made performing the job tortuous, and in actuality, reduced the effectiveness of our police department to the detriment of the Hoboken public. There are 25 “Counts” in the document.

Other parties mentioned in the lawsuit are Angel Alicea, Ian “where is he now?” Sacs, Ravi “Pay to Play” Bhalla, Arch Liston, Michael Kates, as well as additional city employees and departments.

The suit looks strong, and it’s our belief that it won’t turn out good for the city or it’s property tax-payers. Because in order to prevent airing even more dirty laundry in court, a seven-figure settlement might be on the horizon. Then again, Zimmer can just say “I don’t recall” 1000 times and hope for the best. Who knows.

This week, the city filed for an extension to reply to the lawsuit which usually is not a good sign if you’re a defendant.

Can you imagine being in this situation? What horrible people to work with. Such a shame.

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8 Comments on "Falco: Zimmer makes Hoboken less safe"


Member
2 years 3 months ago

What a waste of our tax dollars.

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Oldehickory
2 years 4 months ago

It’s entirely common for defendants to seek and receive an extension of time to reply to a lawsuit. The reply in this case won’t be an answer, but a Motion to Dismiss for failure to state a claim on most of those counts. Depending on the ruling, then the city will have to reply to whichever counts survive the motion. In looking this over, I would be shocked if all of these counts survive. Those 1983 claims in particular look weak, at least from a technical standpoint, regardless of how the narrative reads to laymen.

The whole thing seems petty and ridiculous – I can’t believe this sort of thing couldn’t have been resolved. Now the city has to foot legal bills resulting from what looks like a personal grudge.

I keep thinking that we need normal people in all leadership slots in this town but I guess the normal people just get corrupted once they get into City Hall – what’s in the coffee over there?

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adamview2
2 years 4 months ago

What a disaster she has caused, there are more lawsuit being filed then we know.

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john14
2 years 4 months ago

Dawn and Stan have a personal vendetta against Falco which is based only on misinformation and speculation (like everything else in their lives). The witch hunt they’re on is completely unwarranted. Surprised Falco waited this long to take action. Can’t wait for the new thugs in Hoboken to relocate to New Hampshire permanently.