By: Daily Record Staff//March 23, 2016
By: Daily Record Staff//March 23, 2016//
New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
Appearance of Impropriety
Observing Police Training
Background: The inquiring part-time judge asked whether a magistrate association, of which the judge is a member, may tour a state police headquarters and watch the training process of a DWI arrest. The district attorney’s office and the public defender’s office would also be invited to attend.
Opinion: The Committee concluded that a magistrates association may tour state police headquarters, but should not observe law enforcement training on how to process a DWI arrest at the state police headquarters.