Last week, investigators released emails and text messages from Malatras mocking Lindsey Boylan, an ex-aide to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after she called the work environment toxic in 2019.
Last week, investigators released emails and text messages from Malatras mocking Lindsey Boylan, an ex-aide to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after she called the work environment toxic in 2019.
An investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) found the shooting of Tyler Green by police was justified to prevent the death of his child.
“It would be an act of insanity to touch a woman’s breast and make myself vulnerable to a woman for such an accusation.”
The findings are contrary to messaging from the Ithaca Police Department and its labor union, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association.
The Binghamton City School District is expecting to hire two youth advocates to work in their high school and middle schools with funding recently awarded to the city for gun violence prevention.
The justice disqualified current Broome County District Attorney Mike Korchak from prosecuting the case, citing a potential conflict of interest.
The court will hear arguments Dec. 8 in order to make a final decision.
The moderate increase to the police budget comes as Ithaca, like many other municipalities in the region, struggles to fill its existing vacancies.
A bill to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit was passed by a divided Pennsylvania House on Tuesday, but faces a veto threat from the governor.
“It is much harder to protect our communities due to the handcuffs that are being put on judges, district attorneys, and police officers.”
The Southport Correctional Facility near Elmira is one of six prisons throughout New York state that will close.
“I’ll work with the Legislature to address this … to make sure their needs that they hear from their constituents just as much as I do, and we’ll get it done.”
The PSERS board is debating how much to share with the public, how soon to share it — and how to cope with a pushback from employees.
Now a private citizen, Andrew Cuomo continues to deny that he ever touched anyone inappropriately.
“The effects of bail and discovery reform and the dismantling of our criminal justice system, has effected every New Yorker and made them less safe.”
The Southport Correctional Facility in Chemung County and the Willard Drug Treatment Campus in Seneca County are among six prisons closing.
This doesn’t get rid of bail reform, said Congressman Katko, but gives more power to judges to consider this dangerousness concept when considering bail.
A bomb threat at Cornell University on Sunday led to the evacuation of four buildings on the Ithaca campus.
“Everything else will unfold with or without my commentary, and that’s just fine with me.”
“Governor Cuomo has never assaulted anyone, and Sheriff Apple’s motives here are patently improper. Sheriff Apple didn’t even tell the District Attorney what he was doing.”
Millions of dollars from special interests are pouring into the election, a clear sign of the potential future decisions that could hang in the balance.
The Chemung County district attorney’s office may raid a cannabis-gifting establishment in Elmira practicing “gifting.”
“We will take every complaint of harassment and discrimination seriously.”
The governor and Democratic lawmakers want to make affirmative consent policies standard practice at Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
“(The state attorney general) had a motive to draw every possible inference against the governor, who was a political rival.”
“We know that the vast majority of people who go through the criminal court system in New York State, are lower income individuals.”
“At the end of the day, it was getting resources to counties that were struggling each and every day.”
The decision only allows health care workers to request religious exemptions to the mandate, for the time being.
“We must never allow this unprecedented abuse of power to happen again.”
The law will require better addiction treatment for prison inmates, and divert some offenders into rehab programs instead of jail.
Newcomb said she wants to prioritize transparency, especially with the county correctional facility, as well as increase community outreach initiatives.
“Prisons are a hotbed of infectious disease transmission they have been for since they’ve been designed and utilized.”
Texas-based pipeline builder Energy Transfer faces 48 criminal charges related to construction of its Mariner East pipeline project.
Cuomo never submitted the book contract to the panel, and the full commission never voted to approve the arrangement.
Upset at leaks about a federal investigation of the PSERS pension fund, board leaders have cut off other board members from legal briefings.
The fire last weekend is considered suspicious, and investigators are looking into it.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has widened the federal scrutiny of Pennsylvania’s mammoth public school pension plan.
The cause of the fire is listed as suspicious but still under investigation. Cameras reportedly showed a person on the back porch.
“They can be prosecuted up to 25 years in prison if they’re convicted of running a trafficking ring. So it puts teeth.”
The FBI and federal prosecutors launched a criminal probe of the $70 billion PSERS plan in March.
The Rochester police served the officer with departmental charges, but it was not specific about what kinds of charges were filed.
About 7,000 prisoners will still be counted as residents of the districts where their prisons are located.
“We’ve ended AAUCONNECT’s fraudulent practices and run out the clock on their illegal operation.”
“If you’re watching the national news, the scariest announcements coming out every morning are the number of children contracting Covid.”
“We believe this step will result in a flurry of attempts to circumvent the well-reasoned vaccination requirement.”
“And unfortunately, the vast majority of the changes have been for the worse, not for the better.”
The Watertown base transformed from a peacetime installation of the 1990’s post-Cold War era, to a deployment hub on a war footing.
“These are people that wrote the bill. They should’ve had these people in mind when they wrote those statutes.”
Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be out of office, but his legal troubles aren’t over just yet.
In the past, Hochul has been a supporter of gun rights, even earning a favorable rating from the National Rifle Association
“The attorney general’s report was designed to be a political firecracker on an explosive topic.”
“Do you think it would be good or bad for our democracy if the events that took place at the capitol on January sixth happened after every election?”
The Assembly dropped the probe on Friday after advice from attorneys that it wouldn’t be legal to impeach Cuomo after he’s left office
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to partially lift a ban on evictions for renters in New York state, which was set to expire this month.
“People are gonna take a bed or a floor, kind of wherever they can get it. Usually it’s going to be in an unsafe environment.”
“I’ve been in this business long enough to know that it’s not in the purview of the New York State governor to dictate to the New York State Assembly.”
“There is a lot there. You know, we didn’t just investigate sexual misconduct allegations like the Attorney General. We have investigations in several other areas that are pending.”
“I’m certain that we would be open to it if that’s their decision.”
Current Sheriff David Harder announced he plans to retire at the end of this term.
“You want to make sure things are right, but also done in an expeditious manner. And, you know, I believe that this is going to be dealt with in weeks.”
“When those lines are crossed people must be held accountable.”
“There has been no open-minded fact-finding in this case.”
“It was the right thing to do. The governor needs to be held accountable.”
Despite warnings from good-government advocates and even some inside the Capitol that the state’s reimbursement systems are ripe for abuse.
“We will cooperate fully with the Albany sheriff and turn over all evidence related to this complainant.”
Organizers say the governor’s executive order to reform police last year didn’t go far enough in curbing discriminatory policing against Black New Yorkers.
“I think it’s extremely realistic for the committee to be considering articles of impeachment by early September. And then the Assembly would have a vote.”
Municipalities face a choice: take the funds, and agree to drop their lawsuits, or fight the drug companies in court.
“I will not be distracted from that job. We have a lot do to. We still have to manage the Covid beast. It is not dead yet. It is not over.”
“The Governor’s conduct in this regard is unremarkable: Democratic and Republican politicians, male and female alike, use handshakes, hugs, and kisses to connect with others.”
“No elected official is above the law. The people of New York deserve better leadership in the governor’s office. We continue to believe that the Governor should resign.”
Democrats will decide whether to move forward with impeachment charges against the governor. They’ve been building their own report to determine whether that’s the right move.
“These interviews and pieces of evidence reveal a deeply disturbing yet clear picture.”
It’s unclear if the attorney general’s report will be a catalyst for the Assembly’s investigation, prompting impeachment, or not.
Survivors say it’s not too late to file a claim, but some would like another legal window sometime in the near future.
Among prison staff, 5188 have tested positive since last March and eight have died of COVID.
Court documents unsealed Tuesday showed the alleged crimes occurred on multiple occasions between 2016 and 2019.
“I have concerns as to the independence of the reviewers,” Cuomo said. “Is this all happening in a political system? Yes, that is undeniable.”
“Many employers are begging for assistance and what we can do is pair up these individuals and get them the training they need, through state-run programs, with willing employers to help eradicate the spectre of violence by giving them an alternative.”
“We’re holding them accountable and delivering more than $1 billion more into New York communities ravaged by opioids for treatment, recovery, and prevention efforts.”
Cuomo denies the charges, and when he was first accused in late winter apologized if his actions had been misinterpreted.
The move is part of the police accountability law passed by the General Assembly last July in response to the murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
“JCOPE was set up in a way to fail.”
“I can’t tell you how eager I am to tell my side of the story and the time will come.”
The Diocese has acknowledged more than 100 of its priests as being credibly accused of abuse. Nine are currently on leave pending investigations.
Last month, Brindisi announced he would not run for his old House seat in New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
Pennsylvania legislative leaders say a bill that would institute new mandatory minimum sentences for gun-related crime is “off the calendar,” at least temporarily.
The Adult Survivors Act would create a one-year look back window for cases of adult sexual abuse. That’s similar to the Child Victims Act, legislation passed in 2019 targeted at victims of child sex abuse.
“Thanks to those brave victims. He’s no longer the district attorney and now he’s a convicted felon.”
About $4.3 billion will be distributed to nearly every state in the nation to help fund prevention, treatment and recovery programs; New York will get $200 million.
The suspension by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and a New York state appellate court stems from Rudy Giuliani’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
New York is among the states agreeing to end the fight to halt a controversial Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan. The deal shelters members of the Sackler family from opioid lawsuits.
This comes as opioid overdoses and gun violence surge across the state.
“Review some of the soft-on-crime pieces of legislation that have been passed in the last few years. I think the combination of all of those policies is having a big effect on this increase in violent crime.”
Harder’s press conference came a day after Governor Andrew Cuomo instituted a statewide disaster emergency declaration on gun violence.
The firm has received more than 100,000 pages of documents to sort through as part of the inquiry, which is far-reaching and not limited to any one allegation against Cuomo.
Opening statements began Tuesday in a landmark opioid trial against pharmaceutical companies who are being sued by the state of New York.
“Having an acting chief at the helm of the department right now is not causing any problems.”
The court’s decision states that Rudy Giuliani’s conduct as a lawyer for former President Donald Trump during the election and in the aftermath “threatens the public interest.”
The case involved a teenage cheerleader who dropped F-bombs on Snapchat. At issue was whether schools may punish students for speech that occurs online and off-campus but that may be disruptive.
A majority of those incarcerated will rejoin the community outside of prison at some point.
Wegmans recently notified customers that two databases used for the company’s internal business purposes were inadvertently left open to potential outside access.
Five people were killed, including three law enforcement officers, in a riot at the Capitol, following a rally for then-President Trump. More than a hundred officers were injured.
The effort supported a wider goal of overturning or invalidating election results in several swing states, including Pennsylvania.
The Diocese said the proposed settlement would be “a significant step forward” to compensate survivors of sexual abuse who have filed claims in the bankruptcy case.
“Any charges or implications that somehow this is being slow walked, I can categorically deny that.”
State Police found Jason Johnson by the Susquehanna River off State Route 79 at approximately 4:30 p.m.
The FBI and Corning Police arrested Jack Kahabka, 21, Thursday and charged him with felony counts of making terroristic threats and criminal mischief.
“If we were talking about very specific crimes, non-violent crimes, first offender type crimes, that’s something that I could consider. But we’re not talking about that. We’re talking about all crimes.”
“With a 62 to nothing vote in the senate just last week, I don’t know what else they need to know or learn about the bill, I think they just need to bring it to the floor.”
Some state senators felt the court needed more public defenders and civil rights lawyers in the wake of racial injustice in the state’s criminal justice system.
The two bills would, respectively, allow people who’ve served their full sentence to have records sealed in most cases, and reduce the likelihood that technical parole violations will land them back in prison.
The Elder Parole measure would require a person who is 55 or older to be considered for release by the parole board if they’ve served at least 15 years of their sentence.
After turning out for racial justice and other movements in the U.S., they are frustrated by the response to attacks and hatred directed at Jews following the latest Mideast violence.
“I’m the manager at a bank, I’m looking to hire somebody. I can’t know if this person stole money in his previous job, or her previous job.”
“What I hear from prosecutors is just how often laws on the books here in New York get broken but are not prosecuted.”
He was re-elected to the state senate seat in 2020.
“Ending qualified immunity is about accountability for police and justice for the victims whose rights have been violated.”
The Attorney General’s Office filed a petition with the New York State Supreme Court to force Continenza to publicly testify about his purchase of more than 46,000 shares of Kodak stock last summer.
“It seems like every morning we wake up to see another story about violence in our streets or a shooting where innocent victims are either killed or injured.”
“Yes we punish the criminals, but [make sure] that the punishment fits the crime, and that you don’t continue to pay for the crime long after you’ve done the time.”
“Today we are going to be righting that wrong,” Gounardes said. “To put a stop to the license to harass that elected officials and judges have exercised in New York for far too long.”
“There is already more than enough evidence to warrant Cuomo’s removal from office, yet the Assembly continues to dither and protect his power at the expense of New Yorkers.”
After weeks of widespread demonstrations, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a number of measures last July that he said “[made] progress in keeping every Pennsylvanian safe.”
Members of the state’s ethics commission pressed Tuesday for a subpoena to look into a controversy over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hiring of a former aide as a “volunteer” COVID-19 vaccine czar.
Those nominations will now go before the Judiciary Committee in the State Senate, which will then decide if they’ll get a full vote before the entire chamber. It’s likely that they will.
“All we’re doing is asking the officials of the state of New York, in their capacity, is to serve and protect, and not harm and kill.”
“This is Albany politics at its worst — both the Comptroller and the Attorney General have spoken to people about running for Governor and it is unethical to wield criminal referral authority to further political self-interest.”
“This has rekindled a flame of righteousness, and righteous indignation that has been smoldering for centuries. We are in the midst of a racial reckoning in this country.”
Noel and Thomas have admitted to lying about their failure to make rounds while they were assigned to monitor the disgraced financier and convicted sex offender the night he killed himself.
The New York attorney general’s office has expanded its probe of former President Donald Trump’s business. Here’s what that means — and what could come next for the criminal inquiry.
If enough evidence is found, the Trump Organization could face criminal charges from two New York prosecutors: the New York state attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney.
Fox News says its coverage of bogus election-fraud claims was “accurate and disinterested” and is protected by the First Amendment.
Reuters reports the pending lawsuit focuses on stock purchases that preceded a proposed deal during the Trump administration to finance a pharmaceutical venture during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Marginalized New Yorkers who can’t pay the arbitrary fees baked into nearly every step of our state’s legal process deserve a justice system that doesn’t pick their pockets and jeopardize their freedom.”
Governor Cuomo said flat-out at several public appearances that he did nothing “wrong,” and rebuffing claims that his actions violated the state’s laws on sexual harassment.
In recent weeks, when the governor is asked by reporters about the probe, his answers often include a reference to the attorney general’s possible political motivations.
The bill is gaining strength in the State Legislature.
A federal judge threw out the National Rifle Association’s bid to declare bankruptcy Tuesday, allowing New York to proceed in its effort to dissolve the gun rights group for alleged “fraud and abuse.”
“This ‘reform’ shows a deliberate and callous indifference to the lives and safety of Correction Officers, Correction Sergeants and peaceful incarcerated individuals in the general population of State prisons.”
“This will just continue and boost the work that we’re doing. And give us more work to do.”
“I’ve been denied a lot of jobs because of my criminal background. I’ve been denied a lot of housing throughout the years because of my criminal background.”
Pennsylvania’s Attorney General made the announcement on Friday.
The suit was filed by eight Republicans hoping to keep or earn county legislature seats. It was one of multiple similar lawsuits filed across the state.
“If passed, this legislation would pose a serious threat to public safety. Day care providers would have no way to ensure the people they hire to look after your children are not violent criminals.”
“The complainants have continued to go to the press and make their complaints in the press, and I have not been able to respond. That’s not fair and that’s not right.”
Although he was not at the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, Brendan Hunt posted statements on social media prior to and following the riot calling for the killing of elected officials.
Another version was struck down in court early last year, when a state judge declared it unconstitutional as written.
The former New York City mayor has been under investigation for years by federal authorities, who have been looking into his business dealings in Ukraine.
The restrictions on the media began shortly after several current and former female aides accused the governor of sexual harassment, and in one case, sexual assault.
At issue is how much the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to carry concealed weapons outside their home for self-defense. The case will likely be argued in the fall.
“Reading more about what happened with that just really angered me. Watching the board meeting on Tuesday, seeing all the board members—just one Black person on there.”
Under the new cannabis laws, police cannot use the smell of cannabis to initiate a search in most circumstances.
Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Lavine said a hotline set up by the committee has generated over 200 tips on probes into sexual harassment allegations made by multiple women.
“We know that real justice is not found in a single conviction. Real justice is transformative, systemic change.”
“Whether you find yourself agreeing or disagreeing with the conversations taking place in the book, they are conversations that are happening in our communities and should not be ignored.”
“Even if the court ends up dismissing the violation, that one day or few days that you spend in jail are enough to lose your job.”
Horne had been dismissed after a November 2006 incident in which she has maintained she tried to stop a fellow officer from choking a man during an arrest.
“You know, some will cite this incident as proof that the practice of armed police responding to a domestic matter should end. Others will say that if unarmed social workers had responded, we may now be mourning a dead child.”
“There’s nothing extraordinary in what the Supreme Court did in interpreting these [election] statutes. It’s what they do every day.”
“When the parole board in the State of New York does not grant the paroles that so many deserve, and you allow them to die in prisons, you have now become a murderer yourself.”
“It is imperative that the Commission of Judicial Nomination focus on vetting and recommending qualified LGBTQ+ candidates, who have an intimate understanding of the unique perspectives and needs of our community.”
“Why house us with somebody we can constantly contract it [from] every time a new intake person comes in.”
The council plans to reconvene Monday, April 12 at 6 p.m. to resume consideration of agreement.
“Out of respect for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court process and the claimants, the Diocese declines comment.”
The Broome County Sheriff said half of the jail’s staff has refused to get one.
The suit alleges the Rochester Police Department used extreme force in responding to protests, and the use of crowd control measures falls into a long history of the department abusing its power.
The Ithaca plan was approved, while trustees in Malone ended up sending a revised version of its strategy to the state.
“Why is it state-sentenced inmates are being punished by not getting the same treatment as every other state inmate all because we’re housed in county jails?”
“Freedom from torture is the most basic of human rights, and yet every year tens of thousands of New Yorkers are subjected to it in the form of solitary confinement.”
A task force will now take over the work for designing how the new overarching Department of Public Safety would work.
An estimated $350 million in annual revenue is expected from the 13 percent sales tax on the drug, with 40 percent of the revenue going to a community reinvestment fund.
So far, most councilors have not explicitly said how they’ll vote on the resolution.
“I’m not talking about stopping a guy from sitting i