Hearings for suspended Binghamton Police officer remain underway

Published: May. 31, 2023 at 9:16 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2023 at 11:30 AM EDT
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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- On Wednesday, a hearing was held regarding the case of Binghamton Police Officer Lieutenant Alan Quiones vs. The City of Binghamton.

During the hearing, the city expressed it is seeking to terminate Lt. Quiones from his position with the Binghamton Police Department. The city alleges Quiones covered up another officer’s misconduct and lied about it under oath. Quiones denies this claim.

In March, Quiones who is currently suspended, filed a complaint claiming his suspension was retaliation for two different incidents: One for his support in an officer’s race discrimination claims. The other was his support in different officers’ disciplinary proceedings. The city said during the proceedings Quiones knowingly made false and misleading statements and believe him to be unfit as an officer.

New York State Supreme Court Judge Jeffrey Tait, in March, ordered the Binghamton Police Department to reinstate Quiones back onto the city’s payroll going back to September 2022, when he was first suspended.

A decision on Quiones’ fate has not been made as of Wednesday.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for additional information.

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