Case dismissed against woman arrested while videotaping policeGee Chief Wiggum, I mean Chief Sheppard and Mayor Quimby, excuse me, I mean Mayor Richards, "...whatever the specific circumstances that led to Good's arrest, they see no purpose in pursuing the criminal charges."
Posted at: 06/27/2011 1:37 PM | Updated at: 06/28/2011 2:44 AM
By: Ray Levato | WHEC.com
The case against a Rochester woman arrested while videotaping police has been dismissed.
Early Monday afternoon, demonstrators rallied outside the Hall of Justice in support of Emily Good, the city woman who was arrested while videotaping police officers during a traffic stop on May 12th in front of her 19th Ward home. (Click here to watch the video)
Good kept recording police officers while standing in her front yard even though an officer ordered her several times go inside. She was charged with obstructing of governmental administration. Since then, the video from that night has made it onto news shows across the country.
Good's attorney, Stephanie Stare, had asked for the charges to be dismissed. In court Monday, the District Attorney's office says based on a review of the evidence, there was no legal basis to go forward. The charge was withdrawn and the judge dismissed the case.
A joint statement issued by Mayor Tom Richards, City Council President Lovely Warren and Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard says they support the decision of the District Attorney's Office to dismiss the charges against Good. Click here to watch the video of Chief Sheppard's statement.
The statement says whatever the specific circumstances that led to Good's arrest, they see no purpose in pursuing the criminal charges.
Really, truly, pinky-swear? And really, whatever "specific circumstances"? So your are OK that you've hired Jack-Booted Thugs who break their oaths and are terrified of women?
Or, is that a qualification to be hired on to the Rochester, New York PD?
You see I have to ask because neither of you have dropped to you knees to beg forgiveness for hiring such. Are they fired? Are they even put on leave WITHOUT pay? The video evidence shows it, JBT who are afraid of women with video cameras but your mealy mouthed statement is just that- mealy mouthed.