News 12/Newsday report: Suffolk DA probes ex-Lloyd Harbor PD chief

The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office has subpoenaed the time sheets and payroll records of former Lloyd Harbor Police Chief Charles Flynn. Newsday obtained a

Flynn's contract has been criticized by some for being overly generous. Public records show Flynn made nearly $312,000 last year heading a police department of just 12 members. The chief was also entitled to overtime, earning more than $43,000 worth in 2015.

Flynn's contract has been criticized by some for being overly generous. Public records show Flynn made nearly $312,000 last year heading a police department of just 12 members. The chief was also entitled to overtime, earning more than $43,000 worth in 2015. (3/17/17)

LLOYD HARBOR - The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office has subpoenaed the time sheets and payroll records of former Lloyd Harbor Police Chief Charles Flynn.

Newsday obtained a copy of the subpoena.

Flynn's contract has been criticized by some for being overly generous. Public records show Flynn made nearly $312,000 last year heading a police department of just 12 members. The chief was also entitled to overtime, earning more than $43,000 worth in 2015.

Lloyd Harbor Mayor Jean Thatcher says she doesn't know why the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office asked for records. When asked what she would say to critics who believe Flynn's contract was too generous, she responded, "I would say we don't feel that way at all. We feel he did an excellent job."

In a small village with a small police force, it was hard to find a resident who would publicly criticize the department. News 12 did speak with a few Lloyd Harbor residents who said they were concerned about high police salaries, and specifically about the contract of their ex-police chief. They did not want to speak on camera.

According to Newsday, a second subpoena asks for records relating to how drugs, guns and other evidence seized through the years were disposed of. Mayor Thatcher says prosecutors can have whatever they want.

"I'm certainly ready to comply and give them whatever they need," says Thatcher.

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