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Quinoy Hired in Mt. Vernon

The former Sleepy Hollow detective started working with the department on July 4, 2011.

Former Sleepy Hollow Police Detective Jose Quinoy has been hired with the Mt. Vernon Police Department.

Mt. Vernon Chief of Police John Roland confirmed the hiring today.

"I will confirm that, yes, he was hired as an officer on July 4, with our patrol division," Roland said.

Quinoy's new employment comes after years of allegations and criminal charges were leveled at the former detective. Those charges claimed he abused his position as a police officer in Sleepy Hollow during two separate incidents in 2006.

Quinoy was suspended from the Sleepy Hollow Police Department on April 29, 2009 without pay after he was indicted on a number of federal charges. In July 2010, a White Plains federal court jury found Quinoy  on two federal indictments — witness tampering and violating the civil rights of  in a 2006 stun gun incident.

The jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on a third charge. That charge involved allegations Quinoy violated the civil rights of  when, in a separate incident in front of Village Hall on October 2006, he allegedly kicked and punched Gomez after he was handcuffed. That charge was later  by Federal prosecutors.

The Village of Sleepy Hollow had filed disciplinary charges against Quinoy following the federal indictments. The Village charges were identical to those filed at the federal level.

However, those disciplinary charges were eventually dropped. Under an arrangement with the Village, Quinoy resigned from the Sleepy Hollow Police Department last month.

In the Village deal, Quinoy agreed to plead guilty to minor, undisclosed disciplinary charges. In return, he released the Village and its employees from future claims. He also received back pay from the date he was placed on unpaid suspension to May 31, 2011 – the date he formally resigned. 

Taking a job in Mount Vernon as a patrol officer could be seen as a step down for Quinoy who rose from the ranks in the Sleepy Hollow department, starting on patrol in 1998 and ending as a detective in 2011. During his time in the department, Quinoy had scored the highest mark within the SHPD on the Police Chief exam – potentially putting him in line to take over as head of the department.

Previously, Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray had expressed his desire that the Village, and the police department, could move on from the Quinoy episodes that had divided the Village for over five years.

"It's good for us to get this behind us, and by us I mean the Village, the Police Department and anyone else who was involved," Wray said last month.

Hudson View July 06, 2011 at 09:02 PM
Great! He wasn't found guilty. He works with Brent Gamble. If Mount Vernon can hire Brent Gamble, why not hire Jose Quinoy. Hey Brent, how does it feel to be working with the man who arrested you? Oh and you were found guilty of the assault while you were a police officer. (sean be nice, dont erase this, this is fact)
Robert Solari July 06, 2011 at 09:46 PM
Im very happy for him and his family to move forward with there lives. Remember your innocent until proven guilty. Mount Vernon is a tough City with alot of crime, so here comes Wyette Erp!
DeeplyConcernedabout T-town July 06, 2011 at 10:15 PM
Prehaps Mount Vernon will hire Jimmie Warren! Why not, for years we hired Mt. Vernon cops.
RT Nine July 06, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Nothing has changed. Sleepy Hollow still hires Mount Vernon cops. Rumor has it, mount vernon cops are currently being interviewed for the open position at the sleepy hollow police department.
RT Nine July 06, 2011 at 10:59 PM
You mean to tell me Gamble is still a police officer?
corcapt July 07, 2011 at 07:31 AM
I'm an outsider but I know ALL the players, this is the best thing to happen to Mt Vernon/Sleepyhollow and Jose. however there seems to be one detail left incomplete....the little detail of PURGERY by one of the officers involved. Shouldn't he be held accountable for his crime also? or do we just prosecute the larger crimes!!
NORTH TARRYTOWNER July 07, 2011 at 12:07 PM
YES HE IS. BRENT GAMBLE IS NOW MOUNT VERNONS PROBLEM.
NORTH TARRYTOWNER July 07, 2011 at 12:20 PM
ITS UNFORTUNATE, BUT WE AS A VILLAGE ARE GOING TO SEE MAJOR CHANGES WITH OR POLICE DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR OR SO. DONT THINK FOR ONE SECOND THAT CURRENT OFFICERS ARE NOT WORKING ON TRANSFERING TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS. WE ARE GOING TO LOSE LOCAL OFFICERS. WE ARE GOING TO LOSE GREAT OFFICERS IN EXCHANGE FOR THOSE WHO ARE ONLY LOOKING TO WORK IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, TO BEGIN SETTING UP THEIR RETIREMENT IN THIS SMALL "QUIET" VILLAGE. WE WILL SOON BE MOUNT VERNON NORTH. SLEEPY HOLLOW PD MUST REALLY HAVE SOME MAJOR BEHIND THE SCENES ISSUES, IF OFFICERS ARE EVEN CONSIDERING TRANSFERING TO MOUNT VERNON.
Robert Solari July 07, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Does anyone know how many Police officers the City of Mount Vernon employs? I believe its in between 100 and 150. The chances of Brent and Jose riding in the same car or working the same shift are slim. And if they do who cares? What Police officers from Sleepy Hollow would want to transfer to Mount Vernon? NO WAY JOSE! That will not happen so stop spreading rumors.
concernedaboutthehallow July 07, 2011 at 01:37 PM
disgraceful...it's like the guy doesn't even miss a beat money wise or credibility wise....what a punk....good riddance
PURPLE BUTTERFLY July 07, 2011 at 02:48 PM
Good buy, Garbage Man. Good luck, Mt. Vernon.
Jim Jones July 07, 2011 at 03:14 PM
who cares about Quinoy, he's a liar and he creeps on young girls. what a disgrace of a man.
Willie Lester July 07, 2011 at 03:17 PM
No wonder why the Mount Vernon Chief left there and went to White Plains. As far as the Sleepyhollow PD. Watch out for Mount Pleasant comming in and taking over.
Jim Jones July 07, 2011 at 03:27 PM
Willie, thats what i think will happen eventually. Thats what needs to happen! All these men/woman officers who grew up in this village don't enforce the rules/laws, they let a lot slide because they don't want to lock up their friends. You cant have that.
concernedaboutthehallow July 07, 2011 at 03:28 PM
I would welcome that we don't need separtate PD in each village town AND county police as well as town etc. Waste of taxpayers money....also can someone please explain to me why do we need 3 fire houses in a small town?(do you see how many fire engines and other equipment we have in parades?) Do we really need this kind of overkill.....answer is of course we don't More waste....it's crazy.....
ASleepyBoy July 07, 2011 at 05:31 PM
Personally, I like having a police station in the heart of our village staffed by officers who know every nook and cranny of our village. I also like that should I be pulled over for a minor infraction, they will generally let me go with a warning as a local resident. Do we waste a ton of money with the police department? Certainly, nobody can argue that to the contrary. Can the same be said of the fire department(s)? Definitely! It would be great to have a central fire house which could house all of our trucks. At the same time, these fire houses grew along with our village and space was utilized accordingly. To change this would be a huge step and would likely cost a lot of money. Are solutions needed? Obviously. Is getting rid of our police and/or fire departments the solution? That obviously requires a little more thought.....
Jim Jones July 07, 2011 at 06:23 PM
Agreed!
John Doe July 08, 2011 at 04:53 AM
The guy may be a dope, but it looks like he out smarted everybody involved, including the village and the federal government. I think he's my hero. Ha ha! Looks like another fumble by Kenny and Janet. Then again, they probably saved themselves from a multi million dollar lawsuit for messing with this guy in the first place and protecting DETECTIVE Hayes after lying in federal court. Go figure.
NORTH TARRYTOWNER July 08, 2011 at 02:47 PM
And everyone thought that place was going down hill when Chief Warren was there. It's worse now than ever.
Sean Roach July 08, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Why would you say that? Seems like the house is getting in order now that these major issues are behind us.
Moe Green July 10, 2011 at 01:03 PM
No one out smarted anyone here. The guy had no chance at winning his hearing with the village. It was either get fired lose everything or resign and keep your pension. Big deal they gave him some money he gave it to his lawyer who kept him out of jail. And what does this say about the Mt Vernon PD? It used to be the place good cops who couldn't get hired went until they could transfer. Now the bad cops are tranfering to MT vernon..lol
John Doe July 10, 2011 at 01:09 PM
The major issues are still there Sean. Starting with Janet, all the way down to the lying detective. We need an impartial person like Dan Scott in office to clean up the corruption. This board has to go.
Sammy Smith July 12, 2011 at 02:31 PM
you must be crazy
Aintthatascam July 12, 2011 at 03:16 PM
The best thing that could happen to all villages in Westchester, is all Police departments be shut down and the county take over, I mean, does each village need a Police Chief earning $160 +/- a year? For what? Then you have the rank and file, Detectives? lmao, they can't even stop the vandalism on Tappan Landing Rd. Does a Seargent earning $85 +/- a year, really need to be answering the phone (with a nasty attitude mind you).
Sammy Smith July 12, 2011 at 03:22 PM
sean is right the dep is gettin good again
concernedaboutthehallow July 12, 2011 at 10:16 PM
Madness....it's all a big joke but no one is laughing anymore...we need to unite and change this crap once and for all....it's OUR MONEY
SHnative September 07, 2011 at 02:29 AM
Lol stop hating on jimmy because hes getting the girls, thats called community policing, hes just trying to find out how theyre day is going and if theres anything he could do to make it better lol, just messing with you guys, ofcourse this is a joke but no one stand up and goes to village meetings
Gerald February 28, 2013 at 08:31 PM
We don't need any more racist punk ass whiteboys coming in our neighborhood disrespecting us and getting away with it now when they get shot at them dam selves they make a big deal I can careless about any cop so when bullets riddle there red asses were laughing .
Gerald February 28, 2013 at 08:35 PM
I'm gonna go take the police exam in one of these towns and if I pass I would promise to do to whites the same things white cops do to innocent black people herass brutalize beat with police batons slap there wives kids and grandparents around just to get started then I'm gonna really start to have fun

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