A termination hearing for Revere Police Officer Todd Randall has been continued indefinitely, according to Mayor Tom Ambrosino.
Ambrosino said last week that he would schedule the hearing on Monday before leaving on vacation. The hearing would have been for the purpose of terminating Officer Randall from the force in the wake of allegations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI has charged Randall with lying to investigators about trying to “fix” court cases in Chelsea District Court.
Ambrosino said that no action would be taken, that Randall would remain a City employee, and that he would be on unpaid administrative leave until the conclusion of his criminal trial.
“The hearing has been continued indefinitely,” he said. “That’s the resolution until his criminal matter is resolved…We’ll resolve the local disciplinary issue once the criminal case has been decided. Its resolution will likely decide the resolution of the local disciplinary action, in any event.”
Randall is being represented by Attorney Tim Flaherty, who unsuccessfully ran for state senate in Revere twice last year.
Many had expected the mayor to take quick action in removing Randall, especially since he had run afoul of department rules just last fall – serving a suspension at that time.
It didn’t pan out that way though.