Now Kerr, who is referred to as "Teflon Kerr" by some dispatchers for his apparent ability to skirt disciplinary actions, is set to return to work in the coming days after completing his 30-day suspension and anger management classes. Several of his coworkers said he's unfit to be working and that they're afraid to be in the same room with him.
"He's out of control, he's really angry, and he doesn't see anything wrong with it," one police dispatcher said.
Town employees said concerns have been taken to Police Department administration, to the dispatchers union and to Town Hall, but little if anything has been done to address them.
Dispatchers said it was made clear the union is supporting Kerr and that union leadership shunned complaints.
"The town is supposed to protect [the complainants], and the union is protecting Eric," one dispatcher was reportedly told.
As the last day of Kerr's suspension approached, records show letters were written to the town's Human Resources Department, to the Town Board and to the supervisor, saying questions about the suspension were not being answered by police administration.
A meeting was scheduled for May 19 with Human Resources Director Mary Tremblay-Glassman, Police Chief Louis Corsi and other members of the Police Department. Members of the telecommunications department said Corsi grew angry with the complaining dispatchers for bringing the matter outside the department.
Corsi denied this, and said the meeting doesn't ring a bell.
"I have no idea what you're talking about. I'm in meetings all the time," he told The Spotlight on Monday, June 6.
"We don't do business that way," he continued, adding that labor counsel would be the lead on any such talks.
Town representatives, including Corsi, declined to discuss Kerr's employment in any but the broadest of terms. Town Supervisor Sam Messina said he's aware of Kerr's suspension but declined to discuss specifics of the town's response because it's a personnel matter and thus confidential.