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Dismissing a veteran Poughkeepsie city employee for drinking a beer and a shot during his lunch break on Christmas Eve 2009 was too harsh a punishment, Supreme Court Justice James Pagones (See Profile) in Dutchess County has decided. He ordered that a new disciplinary hearing be held to determine the penalty for Carleton Peterson, a 19-year city worker who violated the city's alcohol/drug policy, was cited for dereliction of duty and falsely reported his hours on time sheets. In his Aug. 13 ruling, Application of Peterson v. City of Poughkeepsie, 3428/13, Pagones also ordered that city officials calculate the back pay Peterson is due since Sept. 9, 2010, the day he was fired by the city's acting administrator, Police Chief Ronald Knapp.

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