what the heck is going on and who do ...

what the heck is going on and who do these cops think they are

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Rome, NY

#1 Oct 23, 2013
Several notices of claim have been filed against the city and police department in recent months, including multiple claims involving the use of police Tasers.

Two people have filed claims against the county, the cities of Rome and Utica and the Village of New York Mills alleging Operation Personal Accountability was carried out on the wrong man.

Operation Personal Accountability is a warrant sweep to address bench warrants issued for failure to pay fines imposed on felony DWI convictions in Oneida County Court.

Rickey Jackson and Desiree Ovieda, both of 504 Arsenal Place, apartment 2, filed claims. Ovieda’s claim is on behalf of her son, Trevaughn Pearson, a minor.

The claims state that at about 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 6, at their home, members of the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, sheriff’s office, Probation Department, Rome police, Utica police and New York Mills police
forcibly entered the residence as part of Operation Personal Accountability. They displayed firearms and unlawfully searched the residence, the claim states, causing "psychological pain and suffering, mental anguish, fear, apprehension and terror."

Jackson’s claim states he was forcibly removed and transported from his home, then released after it was determined that a bench warrant authorized the arrest of a Ricky Jackson, a 52-year-old white male. Rickey Jackson is a 36-year-old black male.

Both claims are pending.

Other claims filed in recent months regarding police actions:

¿ Chantal Bien-Aime, 515 W. Dominick St., has filed a claim against the city, the county, the police department, sheriff’s office, Sheriff Robert Maciol, Deputy Mark R. Chrysler, unnamed male and female deputies, Police Chief Kevin Beach (incorrectly identified as Chief Steven Beach), and unnamed male and female police officers.

Bien-Aime claims that at 11 p.m. on March 28, he was walking to his residence by way of the sidewalk and parking lot along the 600 block of West Dominick Street when he was followed and then approached by state trooper "D. Moore," who ordered him to stop walking and answer his questions. Members of the sheriff’s office and Rome police arrived during the questioning, he stated. Bien-Aime, who notes in the claim he is "a colored male," asked what was going on when he realized he was being surrounded. He was "violently grabbed" by various officers, who he stated "manhandled" him. He broke free and asked to be left alone, claiming he’d done nothing wrong. The officers grabbed him again, he stated, violently threw him on the ground, shot him with a Taser stun gun and arrested him for resisting arrest and two counts of disorderly conduct. He states that those named in the claim falsified police documents and fabricated police reports "in an effort to support" charges against him. Bien-Aime claims he suffered various injuries, including those to his knee, torso and spine. The charges were all dismissed. The claim is pending.

Rome, NY

#2 Oct 23, 2013
¿ Rafael Perez, 310 Cottage St., claims that around 1 p.m. on May 7, he was walking home past Arby’s on Black River Boulevard, when a female Rome police officer pulled up in a police car and told him to "come here." When Perez said he had done nothing wrong and turned to walk home, the officer got out and told him to stop. He repeated his statement and continued on. Two other officers arrived, stating they wanted to talk to him. He claims he suddenly felt "a hot burning sensation in his back and fell down." He claims he blacked out after being shot by a Taser in the back. Several more officers arrived, and some kicked and struck Perez, he claims. He was then handcuffed and put in a police vehicle. When an ambulance arrived, he said, officers talked to personnel in it and it left the scene. At police headquarters, Perez was questioned about a stolen computer, about which he said he told police he knew nothing. He said that while there he asked for medical attention but was denied any. No charges were filed. A hearing is to be scheduled on the matter.
¿ Brenden Matt, 414 Hagar Ave., has filed a claim stating that on Nov. 11, 2012, he was in the vicinity of 410 W. Dominick St. when police falsely arrested him, searched him illegally, illegally seized and imprisoned him, then physically abused him. The claim gives no details of the circumstances of the event. According to City Court records, Matt was charged with resisting arrest and second degree harassment. He appears on these charges in court Wednesday. A hearing on the matter will be scheduled, according to the city.

Rome, NY

#3 Oct 23, 2013
Jordan Sislo, 217 W. Embargo St., claims that on Dec. 22, 2012, he was at Lupia’s bar on East Dominick Street when he was placed under arrest, shot with a Taser and handcuffed. He claims false imprisonment, false arrest, assault and excessive use of force by Rome police. Authorities said at the time that Sislo refused to disperse from a crowd that had gathered during a fight, and that he starting shouting abusive and obscene language at the responding police officers. One officers attempted to take Sislo’s girlfriend into custody, which is when police said Sislo charged at them, causing another person to fall into the officer. Sislo was then told he was also under arrest, and police said he struggled with the officers and refused to put his hands behind his back to be hand-cuffed. He was charged with resisting arrest, second degree obstruction and two counts of disorderly conduct. He pleaded guilty to the disorderly conduct charges and was fined $150 for each charge with a $120 surcharge, though the other two charges were dismissed. A hearing on the matter will be scheduled, according to the city.

¿ Debra Metzger, 7117 Taft Ave., filed a claim on behalf of her daughter, Rachel Fallon, against the city, the police department, patrolman Jason Paul and other unnamed officers. The claim states that on Jan. 29, at Rome Free Academy, officer Paul grabbed her, pushed her into the principal’s office and into a chair. She was "humiliated in the community and amongst her peers," the claim states. She also suffered injuries, it stated. A hearing on the matter will be scheduled, according to the city.

Kenneth and Nancy Weismore, 6702 E. Lake St., Blossvale, filed a claim against the city stating that at 7:36 p.m. on March 3, Kenneth was driving westbound on Oswego Road when an oncoming driver lost control of his truck, slid toward a snow bank then over-corrected into his lane and struck him. That driver, Kevin Campbell, "was unable to see distance due to the poor and/or inadequate vertical and horizontal alignment of the roadway and was not aware of an upcoming bend in the roadway due to lack of proper and adequate signage, and as a result, was caused to collide" with Weismore’s vehicle. There was, the claim states, no proper warning of the speed limit in the area. Weismore was injured in the crash, the claim states. The claim was denied.

Joshua Mathis, 611 Parry St., a passenger in Campbell’s vehicle, filed a claim for the incident as well, for serious personal injuries suffered in the crash. The claim was denied as well.

Rome, NY

#4 Oct 23, 2013
¿ Jacob Morgan, 906 W. Liberty St., filed a claim stating that at about 12:30 p.m. on April 22, he was at the intersection of North James and Stanwix streets on his motorcycle when patrolman Sharon Rood attempted to make a left turn from James Street in front of his vehicle, "which had the right of way," striking his vehicle and damaging it. The claim is pending.

¿ Lisa Millson, 6797 Wehling, Road, Verona, claims that she was driving on South James Street when she went under the train trestle when she hit a piece of concrete with a steel rod in that had fallen from the structure and was in the road. Her vehicle had to be towed. The claim was denied by the city.

¿ KnuTay, a company located at 304 W. Liberty St., claimed that in mid- to late February, a city plow damaged a corner of the property at 313 Scott Ave., owned by the company. The plow damaged the southeast corner of the building’s brick structure. The claim is pending.

¿ Ricky Lipphard, no address given, filed a claim stating that just before 3 p.m. on Jan. 21, his truck was parked on Westbrook Drive when a city snow plow struck his vehicle, damaging the front and left side. The claim was denied by the city.

¿ Joseph Bernabe, no address given, claimed that at 5 p.m. on March 24, he was driving on Black River Boulevard when an overhead sign cable snapped and came down on his vehicle. The claim was denied.

¿ Andrew Smolinski, 302 McRae St., claims that overnight between May 22 and May 23, a city-owned tree collapsed on his fence and landscaping during a storm. The claim is pending.

¿ Alanna Bone, 200 Bell Road S., claims that on May 24, a drain on the northwest end of Emerson Avenue backed up, causing water damage to her home. On May 29, the drain overflowed again, overflowing her basement. "The root cause of the issue remains to date unchanged which means my property could suffer damage again and again until the drain itself is repaired," the claim states.

Long Eddy, NY

#5 Oct 23, 2013
well MORON! Anyone can file a claim agianst the city! Doesn't mean the city is wrong! Stop DA Drugs!

Oneida, NY

#6 Oct 23, 2013
roman wrote:
well MORON! Anyone can file a claim agianst the city! Doesn't mean the city is wrong! Stop DA Drugs!
You again! I forgot, "authority figures are ALWAYS right"...The founding fathers would be mighty disappointed.

United States

#7 Oct 23, 2013
wtf if youre polite with a cop youll find it easier . remember the scum these cops gotta talk to everyday don't be one . I wouldn't want to be a cop in rome ny with all the wize asses. punks all over then when they do something everyone cries . this place is a shithole . youll never know what the other persons gonna do . a couple of taze suits is maybe better than something worse . a lot of crap goes on here and a cop should have the right to say this situation stops now based on his gut feeling . remember a cop is a person too doing a shitty job its the lowlives using the services up here its gotta suck dealing with them everyday in the old days ya just gotta beaten if you had it coming it was quieter back then with more people .we gotta bad element of people here . I say out of the 24 hr service the police provide your bound to get a couple of suits and its usually some lowlife with a rap sheet looking for easy money

Madison, NY

#8 Oct 23, 2013
Ya, but so many people filing shows that there is a serious issue.

All cops are absolute losers in this town. Walking criminals, cheaters, just plain idiots who think they are above the law. Lazy civil servants collecting a paycheck for next to nothing.

New Hartford, NY

#9 Oct 23, 2013
LoL wrote:
Ya, but so many people filing shows that there is a serious issue.
All cops are absolute losers in this town. Walking criminals, cheaters, just plain idiots who think they are above the law. Lazy civil servants collecting a paycheck for next to nothing.
Says the upstanding,educated citizen. Cough.
Pumpkin Eater

Clinton, MA

#10 Oct 23, 2013
Sal wrote:
<quoted text> Says the upstanding,educated citizen. Cough.
Cough on this....it is true. Know about Rob Galluppi? He is one of the corrupt cops!
Just Sayin

Utica, NY

#11 Oct 24, 2013
I would never trust a Rome cop. They have demonstrated to me on numerous occasions that they have little concern for anyone, except those on their "Dole" list. And why should they be worried about lawsuits with Judges like John Gannon and corrupt lawyers, any lawyer in this town, in their pockets. They all have total disdain for anyone be they law abiding or not. Just asking a simple question of the desk sergeant will get you a sarcastic reply. End up in Gannon's court and see how he talks to people to say nothing of his pre-determined opinions of innocence or guilt. Down with John Gannon and all his minions.
Huntz Hall

Long Eddy, NY

#12 Oct 24, 2013
Considering all the lowlife human debris they have to deal with everyday, esp. in Rome. Rome has turned into a "turd" city with these druggie lowlifes. But the cops need to triple check their addresses before they make a narc bust or a fugitive bust. Rome is not as bad as Utica for crime but its getting there.

Utica, NY

#13 Oct 24, 2013


Sherburne, NY

#14 Oct 24, 2013
That a boy Moore!! Good job to all law enforcement involved!!

This is what I am talking about bring it right to the scumbags get em boys take back this city by force!!
You Are a F_Loon

Cantonment, FL

#15 Oct 24, 2013

PPSSSssshhh wrote:
That a boy Moore!! Good job to all law enforcement involved!!
This is what I am talking about bring it right to the scumbags get em boys take back this city by force!!
Might is Right is ALWAYS Wrong.

Jesus Will Spank That Ass, boy.

Madison, NY

#16 Oct 24, 2013
Yup, absolutely. Never been in trouble a day in my life. Are you saying that if I had been in trouble that rationalizes the behavior of the cops in this town? They can be criminals too?

Weird logic there.
Sal wrote:
<quoted text> Says the upstanding,educated citizen. Cough.

Charlestown, MA

#17 Oct 24, 2013
Aaron Page does coke.....is that a crime?
Charlie C

Utica, NY

#18 Oct 24, 2013
Anarchy. Cops are useless. Rise up. Purge. They can't stop us all. Mass riots will consume our tiny force. Kill or be killed.

United States

#19 Oct 25, 2013
put a fence around rome

Washington, DC

#20 Oct 26, 2013
I have to agree, The Rome Police are the most corrupted police Department I have ever seen, From the Oficcers to the Detectives to the Chief. There is no reason to be an ass just because you have a badge. The officers attitude makes a difference just as the person they are dealing with. I know this because I am a police officer in D.C. A hard city.

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