Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sources: Owner of Kokopellis was the shooter; likely to face charges


Sources say the co-owner of Kokopellis is the one who pulled the trigger in a shooting at the Fourth Street bar early Sunday morning and will likely face charges.
Joe Glick, who owns Kokoeplli’s with his father Barry, was questioned last night by police but sources say he quickly consulted an attorney and was released Sunday morning.
By mid-week, Glick will likely be formally charged with aggravated assault or similar crimes in the shooting of an unarmed black man Sunday morning, according to sources. The victim, who was treated and released from a local hospital, has not been cooperative. However, sources say there are at least two witnesses.  
Police are still trying to piece together a motive for the shooting - which will determine the charges - and it’s unclear if Glick owned the handgun or if it belonged to someone else at the bar. Police are still trying to determine if it was legally registered, if the owner had a permit or it was an illegal weapon.
Also, search warrants are in the works to confiscate video that may or may not have been taken from cameras at the bar. The Glicks made much of the sophisticated surveillance system they have in place in the wake of a Jan. 25, 2014 melee during which eight police officers were injured and that sparked cries of police brutality and discrimination.
TEDESCO
On Jan. 1, the Glicks announced they were shuttering the bar and placed blame squarely on the Troy Police Department. While the bar may not be open on a regular basis, the Glicks have not surrendered their liquor license and are still legally hosting private parties.
“Kokopellis is closing as a result of an incident that occurred in January of 2014 in which the Troy Police department brutally beat a patron for no reason, which caused some uproar from the community,” according to a statement posted on the social media site Facebook. “Owners Barry and Joe Glick spoke out against the Troy Police Department for their actions and since that time, they felt they have been targeted and harassed.”
BARRY GLICK
On Jan. 25, 2014, police answered a 911 call about a brawl at the bar. The Glicks say bouncers had spotted someone smoking marijuana on the second floor and, despite a scuffle, had everything under control by the time the TPD arrived at the scene.
A cellphone video showed a handful of police officers beating a black man, Roshowan Donley, with nightsticks and then forcibly restraining him. Surveillance video released by the Glicks show police entering what appeared to be a peaceful scene of patrons leaving the bar. The Glicks, during public forums hosted by the city Council, claim everything was under control until police started harassing the clientele.
Barry Glick, during one of the forums, infuriated many citizens, and officers and Troy Police Chief John Tedesco, by likening the TPD to the KKK while other citizens held marches to protest what they claim is rampant police brutality with minorities more often than not the victims.
The Glicks have filed a notice of claim which is the first step in a formal lawsuit against the city.
Tedesco was unavailable for comment.
More information as it becomes available.    

32 comments:

  1. Hello Rodney and Bob its me Barry Glick I'm going to need you 2 again.

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    1. Same silly people making silly comments.

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    2. Funny a dip shit like you call the comment silly not the councilmen.

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  2. Was legislator Pavlic there? He's never had a problem at Kokopellis. Was wiltshires wife cutting up the dance floor? How can the glicks blame the police for this one? Uncle Bob can you help me?

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  3. What goes around comes around. Losing Kokopellis is a gain for Troy.
    The element it attracts is not conducive to adding to the quality of life in the city for its inhabitants. Amazing that people like the Glicks now have a possible illegal handgun possession charge, and perhaps more to deal with as someone was shot. Who was shot and why ? Going to be a real stretch to blame this on the TPD and/or Tedesco. Let's hope that city council members stay far away from this one. Let the TPD sort this out and let's see what the motive was for the alleged shooting. Hmmm ? ? ?

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    1. The question is whether city council members (Rpbertson, Wiltshire, Dohery and Zalewski) are smart enough to stay away from this fiasco.
      Common sense can be overridden by a chance for free publicity in the minds of those who lust for power and notoriety.

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    2. Lust usually has something to do with it.

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    3. It is an election year-- they won't say anything.

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    4. Except for Jim Gordon, who has never met a camera he couldn't help whoring in front of

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    5. You sound bitter Kevin, your hatred isn't flattering and your constant barrage of insults is confirming your lack of character. This fixation you have with Jim is bordering on insanity.

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  4. Doherty was seen consoling the flicks this morning. He will have a momen of silence. And awkward 30 seconds in honor of the glicks. He will also accompany dj Joey to court and prison if necessary. After all he a constitient. Also Bob doesn't read this so someone bring it to his fred Gwynn attention

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  5. I'm from troy born and raised. I'm part of the generation partying at this sad disgusting excuse for a club. I'm all for kokopellis closing. It's always a problem when they are open. They blame police because it's a place to point blame, like children. You act like a deviant you get treated as one. These people want to be held up high like upstanding citizens but don't want to hold themselves to a higher standard . If the owner will shoot someone then it proves the class of people they invite with open arms into this club. I'm glad it's closing. One step closer to bringing troy back.

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    1. Gary palvic. Is that you?

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  6. Looks like Christmas came a couple weeks late for the TPD.

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    1. Karma comes in its own time.

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    2. The pendulum swings....don't it ?

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  7. I can't breathe!!!

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  8. So in the original dispute. Since when is it an issue to ask a person at the scene of a crime a question. From the video it looks like the cops walks up to him to ask him something, or the black male maybe shouted something, then when the guy obviously starts mouthing off the cop gets in his face. Since when is that the cops "singling out people"? Also the reason the cops got aggressive was because that guy pushed into the crowd of police officers. What if that scumbag grabbed a weapon, would you all be bitching about how TPD doesn't do their job?

    This isn't a race game either. So listen up you idiots. The bar obviously had a predominantly "Minority" population. So the fact the the guy happened to be black, means absolutely nothing. If the cops walked up to the only black guy in a bar full of white people, then yeah, that's suspicious.

    You idiots do anything to race bait any fucking situation. You're the reason racism exists, because you MAKE it exist out of place in which race had nothing to do with a situation. You're the fucking problem with this society, and you're the ones at fault for all this "racism".

    Human equality means we get along and treated as a whole, you don't deserve any better than anyone else based on skin color. Stop fucking pulling the race card and get the fuck over yourselves.

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  9. I guarantee joe glick was "renting" his handgun out to some of the gangbangers that went into his establishment. He definitley was in with the wrong crowd

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  10. Ive heard him use the N word he is disgusting and a thief and a liar. So behind the troy pd.

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  11. Well I know I feel a lot safer knowing our new DA Abelove fired everyone so he could hire Lou Desso's son for $78,000. After all, he has solid law enforcement experience collecting shopping carts at Target.

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    1. How appropriate. Loser..,

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    2. Awww, Gary feeling the sting of the bitch slap. Not feeling much like the bully now are you?

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    3. For real? Disgusting.

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    4. Gordon is a GREAT investigator, a huge loss to the County with him beeing laid-off. Abelove made a huge mistake. That was political payback plain and simple, people elected Abelove to be above that. Then what did the man was the first course of action for the new DA?? To layoff someone for political reasons.

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    5. Thank God no more relatives getting hired there

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  12. Bye bye Glicks, the "shooting victim" is going to sue you and win all of your money,so hide it in a Swiss Bank ASAP.

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  13. It's funny how they keep saying someone was shot at the bar but the shooting happened outside of I love ny pizza.

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  14. Look, bottom line here is, the place was trouble from day one - just as Elda's was before it. Pavlic is just another, in a long line of Rensco dipshits, who doesn't know jack diddly. Cops have been watching that block, from the bank for years - so there goes the discrimination angle. Rodney and Bob should also get their heads out of their collective asses. Same for the mayor.

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  15. Black lives matter!

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    1. Go take a leap Irrelevant Tim. Go home, wherever that may be-- Just GO AWAY!

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