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Fatigate Steps Down As Mount Vernon Police Commissioner

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas, pictured with former Police Commissioner Ronald Fatigate (second from left)
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas, pictured with former Police Commissioner Ronald Fatigate (second from left) Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- One day after the FBI announced it would be investigating five unsolved homicides in Mount Vernon, Police Commissioner Ronald Fatigate unexpectedly resigned from his position Wednesday morning, according to multiple sources.

Fatigate, who retired from the police department after 20 years in 2010,  became police commissioner in March 2016, after Mayor Richard Thomas fired then police commission Robert Kelly.

His announcement came just one day after he told Daily Voice he was thankful for the FBI's help in solving five of the town's unsolved homicides:  "We are thankful that the FBI is added their expertise and resources to aid our Department in the fight for justice.”

Fatigate did not provide a reason for his departure. Calls and emails to Thomas were not returned.

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