City Council may push for stronger civilian involvement in the review of actions by Rochester police. City Council President Loretta Scott said this afternoon that she favors some form of an independent civilian review process, something community activists have urged for years.
The towns of Brighton and Irondequoit are suing the county over a policy change that they say will limit their ability to address abandoned, neglected, and problem properties.
City Council has taken the first step in what could be an extensive reassessment of how the city handles citizen complaints about police actions. In an 8-0 vote Tuesday night, Council authorized investigating how police handled an incident involving 18-year-old Ricky Bryant Jr. The teenager’s family says he was beaten and seriously injured by police last August during an investigation in which he was ultimately not arrested.
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Even though the State Education Department has closed three charter schools in Rochester – the most recent being the Career Mentoring Charter School – the demand for charters doesn't appear to be slowing one bit. The Rochester school district has lost about 5,200 city students who have enrolled in the 11 charter schools within the city.
The list of accomplishments that Mayor Warren cited was a lengthy one, and she got plenty of applause from the audience of mostly invited guests. Her opponents in the September Democratic Primary, Jim Sheppard and Rachel Barnhart, are seeing something different.
A new poll suggests that if November’s voters had it to do over again, Donald Trump would win the popular vote.
Mayor Lovely Warren will deliver the last State of the City address of her current term at 7 o’clock tonight. The venue: the downtown tech company CGI Communications, 130 East Main Street.
The Rochester City Council is going to consider legislation that would authorize the investigation of a citizen’s complaint against the Rochester Police Department. By approving the legislation, Council would clear the way for President Loretta Scott to issue a subpoena to the Rochester Police Department.