A court hearing on a pending Exeter Borough “investigative interview” of suspended police Sgt. Leonard Galli has been continued until June 5, court officials said Monday. Galli was due to appear before Luzerne County Judge William Amesbury todaytues, but the proceeding has been rescheduled at the request of counsel.
The borough claims that Galli used his work computer to view pornography and set up sexual encounters.
According to a lawsuit filed by Galli last week, the borough illegally backed out of a discipline agreement, under which Galli agreed to a demotion and pay cut and the borough agreed to keep all details of his suspension confidential.
Amesbury on Thursday approved a preliminary injunction putting the investigative interview on hold, but not before attorneys for the borough filed court documents making the allegations against Galli public for several hours, until Amesbury ordered them sealed and issued a gag order on lawyers in the case.
The civil filing does not make any allegations of criminal activity.
Galli sought the injunction preventing the investigative interview and allowing him to return to work, pursuant to the discipline agreement.
The borough maintains that Galli rejected the draft agreement “based, in part, on the inclusion of specific reference to his conduct, and requested material revisions.”