LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Pressure continues to mount against Republican Township Committeemen John Kehm & Ray Gormley, as the Ocean County Police Chief’s Association announced this week that their membership has approved a resolution demanding their immediate resignation at their last meeting.
The resolution says that Gormley and Kehm targeted Little Egg Harbor Police Chief Richard Buzby with a “protracted, expensive, embarassing, and frivolous investigation that ultimately came to nothing.”
In their resolution, provided to OCP Tuesday morning, the Ocean County police chiefs alleged that the investigation was in “direct retaliation” against Buzby for the performance of his duties as chief of police.
Documents first published by this website showed Chief Buzby prepared reports detailing criminal pay-to-play schemes involving sports tickets and vehicles being sold below market value at the Little Egg Harbor MUA, along with questions surrounding the 90% tax assessment reduction Kehm’s North Commodore Drive home received.
Lawyers representing Buzby and Township Administrator Garrett Loesch testified at a contentious public discliplinary hearing in September that Buzby investigated alleged criminal activity and corruption involving the two elected officials, and the two abstained from voting on Buzby & Loesch’s employment after the township attorney was advised of the complaints.
This is the second law enforcement organization to call for the resignation of the two Republican elected officials, with the Little Egg Harbor PBA issuing a press release after the September meeting calling on Gormley & Kehm to resign and urging a recall campaign against the two.