CAPE MAY MAYOR TALKS TO PRESS ON POLICE SITUATION; PUBLIC, INCLUDING COUNCILMAN DENIED ENTRY (WITH VIDEO)

Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney, Manager Bruce Macleod, and Solicitor Tony Monzo made themselves available to the media on Thursday. Members of the public and Council member Shaine Meier were upset to not be allowed in the room. The three spoke with the media regarding facts they could now release regarding the investigation around comp time in the police department and the decision to not permanently place Robert Sheehan in as the chief. Sheehan is the current captain for the police force. The administration said they have not made any decisions on Sheehan going forward and are allowing the administrative investigation that the Cape May County Prosecutor’s office is doing to be completed and Sheehan could become the full-time police chief down the road. The city wouldn’t get into their own investigation into Sheehan, noting they are awaiting the outcome of the other investigation. Members of the public on the outside stood outside of the room at the Cape May Convention Center where it was held and were upset to not be allowed inside. The next council meeting on March 24 is expected to include a packed house where members of the public will come out to question what is going on with the police department.

This is Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney providing initial comments

This is Cape May Manager Bruce Macleod providing initial comments

This is Cape May Solicitor Anthony Monzo asking for a retraction from Prosecutor’s Office

The group took questions from the media (part one)

The group took questions from the media (part two)

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