A judge declined this week to intervene on behalf of a Morristown police captain accused of aiming his weapon at an on-duty detective, reports the Daily Record.
Police Capt. Michael Buckley sought to contest an unpaid five-day suspension over the alleged incident, but Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz said the appeal should be directed to Civil Service, the paper reported.
Buckley, a 21-year veteran who is second in command, was suspended after the Jan. 3 incident, evaluated, and deemed fit for duty, according to court records cited by the paper.
He faces internal disciplinary charges pertaining to handling of his weapon. His attorneys told the judge the town did not provide proper notices for them to defend against those charges and the pending unpaid suspension, the report said.