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Interlaken Village Board member files legal claim against police chief

Village Board member William McGuire has filed a legal complaint against village Police Chief Leon Anderson over Anderson’s effort to get McGuire removed from the Village Board.

McGuire is seeking a public apology, a complete retraction of all statements made or published by Anderson on the matter, nominal damages of $1 and attorney costs and fees.

The complaint was filed by attorney David Foster of Geneva in State Supreme Court for Seneca County.

The complaint alleges that Anderson’s “unlawful conduct was knowing, malicious, willful, wanton and or showed a reckless disregard for Mr. McGuire’s rights.”

It states Anderson’s Oct. 18, 2016, litigation to have McGuire removed from office, which was denied by the Fourth Department Appellate Division Court in Rochester, “has caused and continues to cause McGuire disgrace, humiliation and shame in the community, ongoing harm to professional and personal reputation and severe mental and emotional distress.”

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