East Hampton Village Police Officer Galeano Resigns After Alleged Trespassing Incident


East Hampton Village Police Officer Julio Mario Galeano has submitted his resignation from the force, East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. said in a phone interview on Monday.

His resignation will take effect August 2, East Hampton Village Administrator Becky Molinaro said by email.

Officer Galeano, who was 31 at the time, was accused last winter of trespassing at a home on Talmage Lane with then-Village Traffic Control Officer Jennifer Rosa. According to a police report, he and Ms. Rosa were found inside the home on the morning of December 30. Ms. Rosa was a part-time house cleaner for the homeowners at the time, but police said neither of them had permission to be there. Neither officer was on duty at the time.

Ms. Rosa was terminated from her position as a TCO in January. Officer Galeano was placed on paid administrative leave immediately following the incident until February 21, when he was suspended for 30 days without pay. His suspension expired on March 21, when he was placed back on the village payroll, although not actively working.

Mr. Galeano had been named the 2012 Police Officer of the Year at a Kiwanis awards ceremony for his ability to crack sex crimes involving minors that year.

Mayor Rickenbach said the Village Board has not formally accepted Mr. Galeano’s resignation but plans to do so during a special meeting scheduled for Friday morning.

Mr. Galeano’s attorney, John C. Callahan, could not immediately be reached for comment.

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