An email obtained by The Fact of The Matter reveals that Mayor Andy Skibitsky wanted to wait until after November’s mayoral election to proceed with the harassment charge levied against a Westfield resident.
Skibitsky had claimed that he was in fear for his safety and that of his family’s safety after Kevin Monroe told Westfield Councilwoman JoAnn Neylan, who was campaigning for Skibitsky, “He’s done,” in reference to his desire to see the end of Skibitsky’s tenure as mayor. The verbal communication was made simultaneously with a hand gesture where Monroe motioned with his hand across his own neck/throat. Monroe had indicated to Neylan that the community wasn’t voting for Skibitsky.
Neylan was on Central Ave. near Krausers when the alleged harassment occurred.
Skibitsky was not present during this incident and the harassment charge against Kevin Monroe was ultimately dismissed in court.
The incident took place almost a month before Skibitsky finally filed the harassment charge against Monroe, which was the day after his landslide election loss to eventual winner Shelley Wright Brindle.
More to come on this including sworn statements from the police investigation that ensued as a result of Andy Skibitsky’s claim.
This Email reveals that former Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitsky’s sense of urgency, in filing a harassment complaint against Westfield resident Kevin Monroe, was a fabrication in total contradiction to his sworn statement to police.
The email is from WPD Detective DaSilva to the UCPO.