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Rye PBA Chief Facing Harassment Charges

Rye Police union president Franco Compagnone was arrested on harassment charges stemming from an altercation at an Eastchester car show.
Rye Police union president Franco Compagnone was arrested on harassment charges stemming from an altercation at an Eastchester car show. Photo Credit: File Photo

RYE, N.Y. -- The president of the Rye police union has been charged with second degree harassment after an altercation with a critic at an Eastchester car show, according to LoHud.com .

Franco Compagnone, 43, assaulted Rye resident Jim Amico at a hot dog truck during the Moonlight Cruisers Classic Car Show, according to the report. Three days prior, Amico was critical of Compagnone in a letter to the editor in the Rye City Review , LoHud.com said.

Compagnone was suspended with pay after turning himself in, LoHud.com reported.

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