The suspended police chief in the town of Macedon who has been suspended since an incident in December says he’s taking responsibility for his actions.
Chief Fabian Rivera said in a statement he attributes it to mental health issues, which he’s addressing with the help of family, friends, and the VA Clinic in Rochester.
The incident in December took place at a local restaurant, where he was apparently intoxicated. He caused a disturbance, refused to leave the restaurant, and threatened staff.
Rivera said he’s attempting to break the stigma attached to veteran mental health within law enforcement and that he cannot be ashamed or embarrassed.
The Town has not released any official update to local media about Rivera’s status thus far.
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