The Mechanicville City Council is hiring outside legal counsel to look into allegations against Mayor Dennis Baker.
Recently, the city's police union filed a complaint, accusing Baker of intimidation, harassment, and abuse of officers on duty.
Attorney James Walsh, representing Baker, says “I would say that this is characterized as a personal attack, this is the police not liking certain things, it should have been handled amongst their labor lawyer.”
He adds “This is a complaint that’s been made that once it’s been investigated and the truth comes out you’re gonna be found baseless.”
Walsh says he and his client believe the allegations are without merit, and Baker will be vindicated.
Council voted to hire Robert Hite to conduct the inquiry.
There’s no timetable on the investigation.
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