PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Both village judges in Port Chester have recused themselves in the local criminal case against suspended Port Chester police chief Joseph Krzeminski, according to LoHud.com.
As a result, the case will reportedly have to be moved out of Port Chester.
Krzeminski was arrested at a Board of Trustees meeting Oct. 31 after officials say he refused to leave a closed-door session.
Krzeminksi was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and will appear in court on Friday.
Krzeminksialso has been charged with tampering with and retaliating against a federal witness, both felonies, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
According to a sworn complaint signed by F.B.I. Special Agent Michael Mazzuca, Krzeminski physically threatened Acting Chief John Telesca at Telesca's home on the night of Oct. 28. Krzeminski is accused of trying to prevent Telesca from providing information to the FBI, which is conducting an investigation into the disappearance of $26,000 and a large amount of cocaine from Port Chester's evidence storage over the summer.
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