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Mayor: Port Chester Police Chief Arrested Again

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester Police Chief Joseph Krzeminski was arrested again Monday and is facing federal charges, Mayor Neil Pagano announced at Monday night's meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Pagano said that Krzeminski turned himself in to Rye Police Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The warrant was issued in response to an alleged assault on Acting Chief John Telesca. Krzeminski was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree harassment.

Following his arraignment, the FBI executed a federal warrant for Krzeminski's arrest, Pagano said. Krzeminski is now in federal custody facing charges of tampering with a federal witness.

Krzeminski was arrested last week at a Board of Trustees meeting for refusing to leave an executive session. He was charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. His attorney, Warren J. Roth, said that the arrest was unwarranted, and that village officials were attempting to force him to retire following a medical leave in August.

"This arrest of Mr. Krzeminski remains an open matter and additional charges are pending," Pagano said Monday night. "There are ongoing discussions between attorneys for the village and Joseph Krzeminski regarding the status of his continued employment with the village. Neither I, nor any member of this board, will entertain any other questions regarding this matter as the investigation continues."

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