Furman payout also deferred
By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
MELVINDALE – After a closed session meeting with Hype Athletic representatives July 3, city officials deferred voting on either the sale to or Hype’s management of the fieldhouse and senior center.
On the recommendation of Mayor Stacy Bazman, the City Council also deferred a vote on a payout for Police Sgt. Matthew Furman, who is still subject to terms of a disciplinary agreement, until assured the terms of his probation are complete.
Furman, 34, entered a no-contest plea in May for neglect of duty for an incident with a drunken man Feb. 1 in exchange for dropped misdemeanor assault charges.
Furman also agreed to attend anger management classes, and it was determined then that he would likely be on probation for one year.
City Attorney Lawrence Coogan said Furman is going through his administrative representative, pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, and that process has not been completed.
Police Lt. Robert Kennaley confirmed that Furman has a pending appeal through the grievance process.
“Being that that has not been completed, I think this is premature until there is complete resolve to that, so I would like to take this off the agenda,” Bazman said.
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected].)