MOUNT VERNON — Robert “Kit” Morgan was thinking about his family when he accepted a negotiated disciplinary action with the city of Mount Vernon, according to his attorney Phillip Lehmkuhl.
“Kit Morgan has a family and must think of them first,” Lehmkuhl said in a statement released to the News last week. “He is a big boy and knows life is not fair. He wanted to end the madness, and get back to work. This agreement lets him do that.”
Morgan agreed to a demotion — from sergeant to corporal — that goes into effect Jan. 19, the beginning of a pay period in which he is expected to return to the department. Interim chief Capt. George Hartz told the News Morgan will not return to the department as a detective, where he was positioned at the time of his paid administrative leave in July. Lehmkuhl said this was in Morgan’s best interest.
“The best news is that Kit Morgan will be back on the streets ... as a police officer, doing what he does best,” Lehmkuhl said. “His service to Mount Vernon will continue. The thousands of people he has helped over the years will sleep better at night knowing he is back on the job.”
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