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Rochester City Council taking PAB authority fight to Court of Appeals

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

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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