Another Police Cover-Up in Pelham: Weapons and Grenades Missing
April 19, 2013
A stock pile of evidence, including military tear gas grenades and an Army shoulder-fired M79 grenade launcher- items formerly safe-guarded by the Pelham Manor police department- are missing.
The incredible allegations were revealed many months ago, but only recently has confirmation of the troubling event been advanced, according to sources familiar with the inquiry.
The allegations involve the Pelham Manor Police Chief, Al Mosiello, and his boss, Village Manager John T. Pierpont.
Undocumented workers were reportedly employed to clean out the basement of the Pelham Manor Police Department. Apparently unknown to the undocumented workers, the items included explosive evidence. At some point, an Army shoulder-fired M79 grenade launcher and a cache of military grade tear gas grenades were moved by the workers to an outside area adjacent to the police station, and from where the items disappeared.
More alarming, however, is the allegation that Mosiello and Pierpont failed to report, as required, the missing firearms and explosives to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (the "ATF").
The ATF is a federal law enforcement organization within the United States Department of Justice and is charged with investigating and preventing federal offenses involving the unlawful use, trafficking and control of firearms and explosives. In 2001, the ATF initiated "Project Safe Neighborhoods," an initiative apparently unknown to the top administrators of the Pelham Manor Police Department.
Inquiries are on-going.........