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Town of Hamburg Police Captain suspended after domestic incident

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Posted at 5:38 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 17:38:10-04

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — Town of Hamburg Police Captain Christopher Monaco has been suspended without pay following a domestic incident at his home, court papers reveal.

According to court documents, veteran Captain Monaco is charged with obstruction of justice after police say he tried to interfere with the investigation by telling his wife "DO NOT TALK TO HIM." Court documents also reveal he got into a physical altercation with officers and tried to "order" them around, preventing them from doing their official duties.

Town of Hamburg Police Chief Greg Wickett says he cannot comment on personnel matters.

Town of Hamburg Supervisor James Shaw says an internal investigation is underway. It will be up to the board to decide what disciplinary action, if any, will be taken.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office is investigating this case.

Monaco is due back in court on June 13.