Mountainside police chief, senior officer to retire

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Police Chief Allan Attanasio and Detective Sgt. Andrew Huber are retiring, borough officials have announced, two and a half months after they were identified in a lawsuit against the municipality accusing them of harassment. The two were removed from the borough’s payroll July 20, according to a statement read by Mayor Paul […]

Residents grill Mountainside council over police case

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Several residents have told the mayor and Borough Council they are concerned that a recent lawsuit filed against the borough by five male police officers and a female clerical employee could raise taxes and decrease property values. At the June 19 council meeting, a $200,000 emergency appropriation was approved to help pay […]

Prosecutor’s Office probing allegations in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and assault contained in a lawsuit brought by five male police officers and a female clerical employee, Mayor Paul Mirabelli said. Although the prosecutor’s office has refused to confirm or deny any probe, Mirabelli said at the borough’s […]

Mountainside police chief, two others placed on leave

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Police Chief Alan Attanasio and two senior officers have been placed on paid leave, borough officials confirmed, following a lawsuit brought by five male police officers and a female part-time clerical employee claiming sexual harassment. The lawsuit says the harassment dates back nearly 20 years within the department and accuses borough officials […]