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Rochester City Council taking PAB authority fight to Court of Appeals

Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott leads a meeting in August 2017. City Council and all other local administrative bodies have been meeting virtually since Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on Pause" order (File Photo).

In an ongoing attempt to empower the Police Accountability Board with disciplinary authority over the department, Rochester City Council will continue to fight rulings by the justice system, even after two legal defeats just five weeks apart.

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Hiring and firing, crisis management part of RPD reform proposal

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Mayor Lovely Warren wants the city of Rochester to have the power to fire police officers for cause, believes the police hiring process must be overhauled and seeks to redirect funding from law enforcement staffing to other community engagement programs ...

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NYC deploys 500 more officers for precaution after massacre

NEW YORK — More than 500 anti-terrorism officers were deployed around the nation’s largest city as a precaution Monday, a day after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the beefed-up security would especially ...

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NY files: Caretakers, not agency, probe most disabled deaths

ALBANY (AP) — The agency responsible for protecting those with special needs declined to investigate most of the nearly 1,400 deaths of developmentally disabled people in state care in the past two years, leaving the majority of investigations to the ...

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Dinolfo wants Office of Public Integrity

Acting on a campaign promise to promote ethical and transparent government, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo offered legislation Tuesday to create an Office of Public Integrity. The request was made to the Monroe County Legislature in the form of a Local ...

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NYC mayor to unveil ‘gun court’

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to lay out a new system Tuesday to tackle gun-related violence. Those charged with firearm possession will be sent to one of two dedicated gun courtrooms in state ...

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Central NY salt mine where workers were rescued remains idle

LANSING (AP) — A central New York salt mine remains idle four days after 17 miners had to be rescued when an elevator got stuck 900 feet below ground. Mark Klein, a spokesman for Minneapolis-based Cargill Inc., says work at ...

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Public meetings Tuesday on Inner Loop

The City’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development will host two public meetings Tuesday to discuss the development parcels that will become available as the Inner Loop East Project nears completion. “After many years of planning, design and construction, the ...

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