Mount Pleasant Police Chief Charged With Possession Of Child Porn

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Mount Pleasant police chief Brian Fanelli is facing child pornography possession charges. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Mount Pleasant police chief Brian Fanelli was arrested on Thursday and charged with possession of child pornography, according to ABC 7.

Fanelli was arrested at his Mahopac home and is due in federal court in White Plains on Thursday.

Town Supervisor Joan Maybury said Fanelli has been suspended with pay in accordance with his contract. The 55-year-old Valhalla native was hired in November 1981. He rose to the rank of lieutenant before being appointed chief in November 2013.

According to a report by LoHud.com, Maybury was informed by U.S. Homeland Security agents of Fanelli’s arrest at about 12:15 p.m.. He was charged with trafficking in child pornography, she said.

As part of his job before becoming chief, Fanelli monitored the town's sex offenders.

Fanelli earned $118,181 yearly as a lieutenant before moving up to the chief’s position with a salary of $131,571.

Click here for the full ABC 7 report.

The Daily Voice will have more information as it becomes available.

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I am Concerned:

I would like to know the real truth behind this. Was it political? Did he get too close to something?

Jack54:

Shameful by anyone's standards but the Chief? Jeez....

Arnold C. Evident:

That's a real shame.

Duarte80:

The police has never had a clean track record hence the trust should have never been there. We need police reform amd accountability if there is to be change.

patrickilkenny:

JFC - what the hell is going on in this county? We can't even trust the goddamn police anymore. Everyday it is something different with the police departments in Westchester; when will this nonsense end - who are we hiring for these positions - who is accountable?

flies.withbeaks:

how long have you been trusting cops?

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