Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Chief Tedesco: Investigation was quashed

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Appearing on Talk1300 Sunday, Troy Police Chief John Tedesco said the investigation into his release of a letter confirming that excessive force was used during a 2012 arrest has been quashed.

He did go before Internal Affairs and said he was asked to answer three questions: “Did you release the letter,” “have you released such letters before” and “have you released such letters since.” The answers to all three were a simple “yes.”
But, he said, at the direction of Police Commissioner Anthony Magnetto, that’s as far as it went and is now over.

MAGNETTO
I suppose you could look at it two ways: IA determined Tedesco acted appropriately and therefore no further action is necessary; or calling Tedesco in for questioning by those with less rank was just a way to embarrass the chief and, with that objective accomplished, there is no need to proceed. If it’s the first, there should be a written determination and it should be public. If it’s the latter, then Tedesco and his attorney Brian Premo certainly have a gripe.

Just some quick background: FrankFogarty was arrested by Officer Kyle Jones for disorderly conduct in December of 2012. Fogarty claimed Jones used excessive force, an IA investigation found it a valid complaint and told Tedesco as much. Tedesco, in turn, released a letter outlining the IA findings to Jones. Here is where it gets kind of sticky. The Police Benevolent Association filed a complaint against Tedesco for releasing the letter too soon. But, there is a question whether Jones knew about the complaint or if it was filed on his behalf by the PBA. I don’t really understand the significance of that because the PBA represents Jones but the chief – and Premo (pictured right), who is expected to file another letter this week – thinks it’s a pretty big deal.
In other news involving the chaos that is the Troy Police Department hierarchy:
-The Times Union is reporting that the chief wants to retain his own lawyer in a civil suit brought by Brian Houle against the city, the TPD and Tedesco. Houle alleges Jones used excessive while placing him under arrest in 2012. That arrest followed an argument Jones and Houle got into on Facebook about, of all things, the definition of a hero. The Council will have to determine whether or not it will pay for a separate attorney for the chief.
-The chief said he still just wants to be chief. With Police Commissioner Anthony Magnetto heading back into retirement, Mayor Lou Rosamilia (pictured left) could opt to not appoint either a police or public safety commissioner and work with Tedesco towards the common objective of safety. Given the mudslinging back and forth, however, it will take a lot of work on both their parts. Not impossible, and it means most of the crap will likely go away, but it won’t be easy for either one of them to man up and meet somewhere in the middle.
-Tedesco, also on Talk1300, said he hopes the Council votes down the PBA contract that was recently ratified by union members.
-Magnetto is looking forward to doing some fishing. I’d say he wins.

 


77 comments:

  1. Mayor Lou say it ain't so......the city is out of rock salt! it's only January.

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  2. An enraged bill dunne storming around city hall today. He funels 800000 Ida money irmarked for developers to make up a gap from Lou's irresponsible spending.

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    1. Lou didn't give him a star on his wall he's afraid of political ramifications. He's gonna actually try and run in 23 months

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    2. Do they still make an iron lung ?

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    3. If he really thinks he's gonna win. Wow. This has to be the worst administration in history of troy. Bring back grandaue.

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  3. He lost his snack

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    1. $800,000 for ice cream. Lou, Pete and Bill are on top of things in Troy.

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  4. No more girls to hit on?

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    1. 80000 to hire young college girls to help bill with his Ida board.

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    2. He could just hang out at the wine bar. Or council meetings

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    3. But he does have ice cream for everyone

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    4. He promised tonya a job with the city making 60000. The extra 20000 is to settle the lawsuit when he emails her

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    5. Bill and the Ida are angry at the idea. It's being forced to fix tax gap from brunswick properties lawsuit being dropped

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  5. Pleas rally and speak against cox from purchasing 2 properties from the city. What is wrong with Lou. Get out I your office drive north of hoosick stree and see these properties owned by this family. Not a single one kept up and uncle lug nut is crazy.

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    1. It's rod. He promised them property to store more vehicles. River and fith ave properties are at capacity

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    2. What do we have to do to get code to issue tickets at the cox properties. Put a 2 for 1 Hightop sale sign up.

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    3. Code is doing it's job. Tickets were issued, with the case at a standstill in City Court. One of the problems is the judge. Evidence is there, and everything has been done by the book, not employing any of the hard handed tactics of the former DPW Commish. But it's really up to the judge to actually take a good look at things, and understand the the impact this place is having on the community. The Cox's do whatever they want, and wait until Code goes home to pull off most of their shit. Getting into bed, or business with them, is not good for the future of this city.

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  6. Ice cream king murphyJanuary 21, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Zba chair will just deny the use like up at 520.

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  7. Jesus Franco when are you going to get your nose out of Teddy's ass. What's next, the world according to Premo?

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    1. Maybe if you did your job instead of playing politics "Teddy" wouldn't be such a tyrant. Enjoy the wedding.

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  8. Rodney never took sand salt mix. He had an issue with water runoff onto his property freezing up and He is a taxpayer and pays for that and is entitled to it. Without taxpayers there would be no salt. No laws were broken

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    1. You can't possibly be this stupid? So how about Rodney have the City Clerk put a legal notice in the paper reading: 'City of Troy encourages any homeowner, or business who has an ice problem, to come to the DPW Salt Shed and just help themselvs since you paid for it.' Dumbass

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    2. I have an issue with water runoff from my roof onto my driveway. Can I take some too?

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    3. Really? So just any Joe Schmo taxpayer can go to DPW and be given free sand and salt mix for their property? He may pay for it in his taxes, but everyone else has to go to the store and BUY rock salt and sand in addition to the taxes we pay when we have an issue

      "Entitled to it", no only in his mind is he "entitled" to anything. Barely a month into his position as Council President and he already has been caught with his hands in the cookie jar! Its gonna be a long and interesting 2 years.

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    4. Will the ethic commission look into this. Who else is on it?

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    5. Ethics Board --K McGrath, Tony Renna, Willy Bacote, & Rory Poulin

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  9. Whatever you say rod how bout when you spoke against your life's work. Solar? Why rod. Now no panels on the landfill rod

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  10. Another day another embarrassing article concerning the TPD in the Times Union. The fact that Lou and Pete have surrounded themselves with the likes of Fitzgerald, Bacote and Dunne is all that needs to be said. God help us all.

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  11. Jesus Franco is kind of catchy. Think I'll put it on a tee shirt

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  12. Fitzy was the top overtime earner in 2013 but you won't read about it in the paper. How does the PBA president earn overtime?
    When will Lou and Tony explain that?

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    1. The Music Hall had a busy schedule last year. Nobody controls the traffic flow like Fitz. Not one person has ever been run over in all the years he's manned that corner. KD Lang fans rub his head as they walk by. He's busy these days preparing for his move to Virginia, as well as finding the missing ice cream from city hall. Word is, B Dunne found one of the empty containers, and Fitz broke out the fingerprint kit, and got a partial thumb print. Together they are gathering evidence out of trash cans, hoping to find a toothbrush for a DNA match.

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    2. Overtime for filing complaints on behalf of an officer who knew nothing about the complaint, interesting. Wonder what else he did with that time, sure wasn't out on patrol.

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    3. That isn't possible. He's only a patrolman with sergeants and captains also collecting at a higher rate that work as police officers on a daily basis. Unless, you're implying that Lou paid him back in for his support and prayers? This administration is the most corrupt and incompetent in Troy history. Looks like Schenectady is looking good.

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    4. He's just hungry but how petty. Let's fill the city hall site. Include an ice cream parlor if it's that important. Listen to Russ reeves and put on ur big girl pants

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  13. This is Rodney. I find most of these rumors and comments entertaining, but I have no clue what anyone is talking about regarding salt and sand. Or runoff on my property for that matter.
    I certainly have never taken sand or salt from the City. I purchase mine from the store like everyone else.

    Cheers! :)

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    1. What is a rodamis

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    2. Its okay President Thin Skin, I've got your back on this. You couldn't have been at DPW stealing salt because I saw you at he Monster Truck show at the TU Center. I knew you had a a little redneck in you.

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    3. More tongue pictures, please

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    4. Shouldn't someone from the cox family be shoveling your sidewalk now?

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    5. Shovel it in the road? He has plenty of sand and salt rod does

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  14. Stumbling, fumbling, and bumbling. Mayor Rosamilia drops lawsuit against the Town of Brunswick that claimed some town properties were actually in the city. After repeatedly asserting that he was in the right, he did a reversal. He was trying to grab cash for the city. Now, mysteriously the day after it is announced that the IDA will give the city $80,000 the suit is dropped. Consider the budget balanced. The lawsuit created ill will with Brunswick and made Troy a laughingstock on tv news.

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  15. Drop the city hall ice cream scandal thing What are these people 3 years old get over it. Move on. Nothing to do with the blog. Seriously ice cream? There is an ice cream sale at Stewarts this week. Perfect timing. $2 act like adults.

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    1. The ice cream in question just didn't walk away. It's got to be found.

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  16. IDA gave city $80K under Harry too.

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  17. Lou and Pete get bitch slapped by Brunswick supervisor Herrington in the TU today. I'm sure there'll be a meeting to discuss why he had to publicly humiliate them for being such clueless boobs.

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  18. Michele Delair $4000 in back pay.........how could that be possible everything is laid out in the budget. It's hush money from the voter fraud case.

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  19. How about you boys putting down your clubs when the cuffs go on. Then you boys can stay away from Facebook before you go to work. You boys could also let your hair grow a little and stop wearing the black gloves. This city can't afford the law suits and the week of extra paid vacations because you guys watch to much cops on tv and where picked on in high school.

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    1. Is it April yet? I hear the South calling your name Willie.

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  20. Rod is going to be late to the council meeting tonight. He has to make a stop at the salt shed. He needs more sand and salt. At least toss it on the snow you blow out into brunswick road.

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  21. Bill Dunne is also going to be late to council meeting. He had to stop at Baskin Robbins

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  22. Rodney calls an executive session outside of public view to discuss the administration's offer and the PBA members approval of a contract? This is now a public document which will be paid for and will affect the taxpayers and all residents of the city. Yet they discuss and offer their concerns in private? Even you hard core dems have to be shaking your heads. You could see another lawsuit over this.

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  23. Can anyone answer this, who is the boss in the City of Troy?

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    1. Jeff Buell and his new hairdoo

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    2. Crawley. Whoever runs codes runs the city. Save Sheeran takes orders from crawley. Dave runs code therefore crawley still runs the city. Except the follies created by Lou Pete and dunne

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  24. Michelle Delair back pay????? She actually borrowed sick time under the contract....... She owed the City at several points in her career...

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  25. Not a public document until it is approved.

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    1. Whats up with Gordon not saying a word last night. Is this part of the price for Committee Chairmanship. Tool

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    2. Mr. Freeman from the State disagrees. Rodney and Lou....are you really that arrogant?

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    3. The council has no authority to negotiate, hence no executive session.

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    4. Rodney, you aren't the Mayor like you think you are. You have no clue what you are doing.

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  26. Anatasia impressed me last night. Seems the lady is going to do what's best for her district. I hope follows through and votes no on the sale of city properties to that Cox family. Rodney should pay more attention to this families history within the city, and how they ruin every single piece of property they own and turn it into another shit hole.

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    1. OK Rev. Tim-- we know its you, so go run along now and brown nose we all know you can't be more than 5 feet from her at any given time. She's a puppet and nothing more, apparently you don't know that yet. Wonder when she is going to cut your strings loose? I'm sure that will happen in the future if Wade tells her to get rid of you. Bye Bye Sherman!

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  27. You have to love last nights meeting. An 84lb women had the biggest set of balls on the council while everyone else sat on there hand and looked at the ceiling Lynn Kopka took on the cox family for all the citizens in Troy. I hope the name an ice cream Sunday after her at Snowmans. Thank you Lynn for looking out for the people in distric 1.

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    1. Because Jim Gordon is a spineless ass

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  28. the council reviews what the admin and pba have agreed to. that has to be done in public not behind closed doors. there is something very wrong here.

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  29. You boys? You're forgetting the fact that the person in cuffs committed a crime. Go yell at your boys to behave themselves, yell at the parents to mind their own kids, guide them to be respectful and upstanding citizens, teach them that selling drugs and violence is not the way to go about your life. You're forgetting all of that and you're getting mad at the wrong people. Hopefully the cop didn't do anything wrong and if he did then he should be punished. But look at what actions that guy did to get himself arrested are you mocking him? Are you telling him to stay away from facebook before he goes out and commit a crime or are you telling them what kind of a haircut to have or telling him he is a nobody who got picked on in high school. No you aren't! If you truly want to change things take a look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself this "I am part of the problem if I don't work together for a solution and just lay blame on other people."

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  30. Boy are you dying to use the n word or what

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    1. Nope, it doesn't come out of my mouth at any time. You're barking up the wrong tree.

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  31. What's up with the riots in South Troy last night? Second time in six months mutual aid called to This establishment

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  32. After being attacked by a crowd estimated at over 300, 6 police officers were taken to the emergency room early this morning. Did Lou, Pete, Fitz or Magnetto show up? No, no, no and no. Chief Tedesco was there showing genuine concern for his officers

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  33. Racial attacks in Troy last night ! Several hundred "non whites" attacked 6 white police officers in south Troy at a constantly trouble bar. Where's the outrage? Second time in 6 months that this place has had trouble that requested mutual aid. Remember Lou doing the ribbon cutting there. Say what you want about Harry and Dan but that sh#t hole would be shut down today if they where still in charge. I'm sure that Lou and Peter will get together Monday make sure that Willie is ok form a committy and get back to us in 6-8 months. This is a joke.

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    1. Had NOTHING to do with race. If "people" no matter what color acted appropriately it wouldn't have happened and the police wouldn't have been called in the first place. Leave the racism out of it.

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    2. Whoa...who brought race into it? The cops who were called to quell multiple fights within a crowd of over 300? Or was it the good pastor who steals for a living yet revels in the racial divide? This is BS.

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    3. Steals from food pantries and sells the food, his prices at his "community sale' change depending on who is buying. Not to mention the stacks of DVD footage showing him working when he claimed he was injured on the job at Troy Housing. Or how about how he lied about living in a government subsidized apartment and actually residing up in North Central. How about the guy who paid for kids to go to a Valley Cats game and Willie never did anything with the tickets, nor did he refund the man the money. He LIED and said the kids went and had a good time. What an upstanding citizen Willie is...NOT!

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  34. I hear the Troy Coppers have created a new video that will be released soon! Rev Willie get your marchin shoes out your gonna need em!

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  35. Hey Rev Willie those 500 white kids that gathered together a month ago in Troy that you talked about on Facebook that was an SAT exam they got together for.

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