New Haven Mayor on embattled Police Chief: “We’ll See”

- FILE- New Haven Mayor Toni Harp (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The leadership of the New Haven Police Department remains in limbo as embattled Police Chief Dean Esserman began his first day of sick leave Tuesday.

Esserman’s sick leave comes after he completed a 15-day paid leave of absence. It’s unclear how many sick days Esserman will use and if he will return to the job.

Related Content: Esserman paid leave ends, now on temporary sick leave

On Tuesday, News 8 caught up with New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and asked her about it.

“I’ll be in discussions, and we’ll see,” Harp said. “I’ll be able to say more then. It’s up to him.” When asked that it was up to him and not her, the Mayor replied, “Yes”.

Related Content: Sources: Mayor Harp asks Chief Esserman to resign

Esserman’s absence comes after a string of controversies. Most recently, Esserman caused a scene at Archie Moore’s Restaurant in New Haven; after he says he got bad service.

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