VALHALLA — The state Senate repealed 50-a Tuesday afternoon to allow the release of police disciplinary records, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded with outrage, calling on President Donald Trump to apologize for his “dumb” morning tweet that last week’s Buffalo incident between city police and…
NEW YORK — The state Legislature is expected to pass 10 police reform bills this week as New York lawmakers and congressional representatives took steps toward legislation Monday to address the nationwide pattern of law enforcement brutality and improve the policing relationship with minorit…
MALONE –– A large room in the Franklin County Courthouse currently used for storage will be converted to a new space for grand juries in order to meet state court system requirements for social distancing.
ALBANY — Two suspended Buffalo police officers should be fired after they pushed a 75-year-old protester to the ground, causing him to bleed from the head, said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who announced a reform agenda Friday to improve New Yorkers’ trust and relationship with law enforcement foll…
ALBANY — Prosecutors should properly charge violent demonstrators and set bail to keep them in jail after continuing nighttime unrest in cities statewide, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday, as officials expanded COVID-19 testing to all New Yorkers who attended a demonstration.
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised New York City police for controlling ongoing nighttime civil and racial unrest in his daily briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has since expanded to include discussion of the violence and protests that have broken out in reaction to the slaying of a b…
FORT COVINGTON –– The Fort Covington Presbyterian and Constable United Methodist Churches will host an online meeting Friday at 7 p.m. to talk about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., and the nationwide protesting and unrest that has followed.
By AARON CERBONE & ELIZABETH IZZO Adirondack Daily Enterprise
As widespread protests continue over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in handcuffs as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, state lawmakers in Albany are talking about possible police reforms in this state.
ALBANY –– The hottest controversy at the statehouse for the first two months of the year -- the fight over how much leeway judges should have to lock up criminal defendants -- has been deflated by compromise legislation tucked into the new state budget.
After weeks of pressure from elected officials and the union representing corrections officers, the agency that operates the state prison system has dropped its policy that prevented officers from wearing personal protection equipment while on duty.
MALONE –– A group of health care providers at the Alice Hyde Medical Center has criticized the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for what they say is a slow and inadequate response to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.
By ANN E. MARIMOW and TOM JACKMAN The Washington Post
Law enforcement officials and defense attorneys throughout the country are taking steps to release inmates, drop pending prosecutions and lock up fewer new defendants to thin crowded prisons that public health officials say are ripe for spreading the coronavirus.
Closures and cancellations continued to pour in Monday with restaurants statewide and local courts among the latest organizations and activities to be affected by the COVIS-19 coronavirus pandemic even as the first case was confirmed in the North Country.
MALONE –– Saying state prison closures have adversely affected Franklin County, the county Legislature has passed a resolution calling on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to look elsewhere as he plans more such closures in the coming year.
NEW YORK — Days after bomb threats targeted 18 Jewish community centers across the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced legislation Thursday to combat hatred and intolerance of minority groups as part of his 2020-21 executive budget.
Reactions to a 6-week-old bail reform law has ignited bitter debate in New York - thus far the most populous state to enact statewide bail reform - and highlighted fault lines of race, class and geography amid a larger nationwide movement to reform the money bail system.
ALBANY – Representatives of the union that represents state corrections officers joined Assemblyman D. Billy Jones Wednesday to urge state lawmakers to approve a Jones-sponsored bill that would end the practice of double-bunking in medium-security state correctional facility dormitories.
By CARA CHAPMAN Press-Republican email@example.com
PLATTSBURGH — Assemblyman D. Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) met with local law enforcement and emergency management officials Friday afternoon to discuss the impact of the statewide criminal justice reforms that took effect Jan. 1.
ALBANY — The start of the second year of a Democratic-controlled state Legislature has the majority excited and optimistic about the passage of bills on their agenda, and on Tuesday, some Democratic lawmakers were certain the Protect Our Courts Act would be one such bill.
WASHINGTON — Joining the chorus of lawmakers and law enforcement officials voicing concerns over the new bail reform laws in New York, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-21, took initiative in Washington, D.C., to study the results of pre-trial release.
MALONE –– One of the newest members of the Village Police Department has had a big impact on the local criminal justice scene since coming onto active duty a little over a year ago, Police Chief Chris Premo told the Village Board on Monday
MALONE –– Shock and disbelief were expressed by some residents as they read the list of crimes that people would be issued appearance tickets for, instead of being jailed in lieu of bail, under the new state bail reform laws.
BRUSHTON –– For village Mayor Kevin Pentalow, it was back to business as usual Thursday –– his first Village Board meeting since his release from the Franklin County Jail.
Malone Telegram Holiday Schedule
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