Citizen takes Rochester Police Accountability to the Federal government
Mr.Loria spoke at the Commission set up by City Council President Lovely Warren and headed by Adam McFadden set up to review the RPD "internal investigation process" and the civilian review board, stated, "The police department make it seem like the CRB process is fair and open but everybody knows that Internal Affairs is very corrupt and extremely bias because the process favors the police". According to Loria, "You need an independent body that has no interest in the outcome whether its favorable or not favorable--to investigate claims especially for an institution (CRB) set up to protect the civil rights of residents". Loria said "the City of Rochester, N.Y. is a Municipal Corporation, Business like Kodak, Xerox and Wegmans, and it is imperative that as a business, they protect their interests, which is why they have to be in control of the complaint process".
The following is the Press release sent out by Citizens Against Police Brutality and Misconduct (C.A.P.B.M.) Theodore "Teddy" Loria, President, Davy "Davy V." Vara,Vice President
What: Filing of 6th Lawsuit against the City of Rochester, N.Y. and the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department.
Where: U.S. Federal Court, 100 State Street Rochester, N.Y.
When: Monday November 7, 2011 10:00 a.m.
In response to Rochester, N.Y. City Councilman Adam McFadden stating that for the past 8 years, through City Council, there has been a Civilian Review Board with Subpoena power, which the public has never known about and which hasn't been uitilized by City Council members at all, in regards to any investigation. The citizens of Rochester, N.Y. have been left with no fair and impartial agency to hear and investigate their complaints. Time and time again, it has been proven that the current and existing avenues for a citizen to file a complaint against the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department (Internal Affairs and Center for Dispute Settlement) are ineffective and both have ties and affiliation with the City of Rochester, N.Y. and it's Police Department. Therefore, I will be filing this lawsuit and asking a Federal Judge for an order to show cause hearing (injunction) against the City of Rochester, N.Y. and the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department requesting:
1. A complete and thorough investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department and their long history and systematic pattern and practice of violating citizens civil rights.
2. A Federal Consent Decree issued against the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department COPY OF 6th CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT:
RPD Civil rights Lawsuit History: #file_4#