How Sgt. R. Piampiano, OBPD, Betrayed The Trust of His Officers|
From john at Police Corruption In Old Brookville, NY
on 4 July '03
Corruption In The Old Brookville Police Department & Nassau
County D.A.'s Office
Hello. My name is John Menso.
As a former NYPD detective investigator, it saddens me to be
placed in a position of having to make allegations of criminal
and unethical conduct against specific sworn citizens who once
had my implicit trust and respect...yet I was a witness to this
I would not expect anyone to take my complaint seriously unless I
provide credible, independent evidence to support my allegations.
I assure you, the evidence is there. I have no desire to slander
I wrote an article, that I posted to a webpage, describing the
police and prosecutorial misconduct I personally observed.
The purpose for posting this article is to, in part,
demonstrate why, IMHO, quite a few citizens and others have
become distrustful of police officials.
Before closing, I would like the reader to know I am not here to
bash cops and prosecutors. I hold nothing but respect and
admiration for most of the police officials and prosecutors I was
privileged to work with.
My story is about acts of official misconduct committed by
specific citizens who "swore" to us they would uphold the rule
and spirit of New York State's criminal laws.
These individuals are:
Sergeant Robert S. Piampiano, of the Old Brookville Police
Department - Sergeant Piampiano orchestrated a criminal
conspiracy and betrayed the trust of the officers he swore to
Police Officer Charles J. Hanney, of the Old Brookville Police
Department - an officer who Sergeant Piampiano placed between a
rock and a hard place.
Detective Greg Bartlett, of the Old Brookville Police Department
- an investigator who Sergeant Piampiano ordered to assist him in
the conspiracy. (on holiday overtime pay)
Nassau County Assistance District Attorney Ronald Schoenberg - A
supervisor in Nassau County District Court, who a jury panel of
six Nassau County residents determined is incapable of discerning
fact from fantasy.
Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Dawn Marie Wladyka - A
young prosecutor who ignored most of the ethics she swore she
would adhere to...all in a apparent bid to win her first criminal
Investigator Joseph Liante - A short time after the results of
his investigation into my criminal allegations against Sergeant
Piampiano and others was made public, Mr. Liante "resigned" his
position as investigator for the Special Investigations Unit of
the Nassau County District Attorney's Office.
Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Marshall Trager - ADA
Trager supervised Mr. Liante's investigation. After informing me
his office was taking no action on my complaint, he admitted the
police falsified one document they submitted to the NCDA in
regard to my case.
When I, the complaining witness, attempted to determine more
about his investigation, he became irritated and told me to stop
asking questions. Nice guy, huh?
Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Frank Quigley - Bureau
Chief, Special Investigations Unit.
In order to apprise me of why his office was sweeping my criminal
allegations under the rug, ADA Quigley invited me to his office
for two meetings. And in each meeting, he smiled and grinned as
he offered lie after lie to cover for the malicious prosecution
the jury inferred his colleagues brought against me.
I am kind of reluctant to be harsh, but based on my personal
experience, I can affirm without reservation, ADA Frank Quigley
is a loathsome citizen.
Sergeant Robert S. Piampiano, Old Brookville Police
Department; A Police Supervisor Without Honor or Integrity