If you missed the July 9, 2008 Town Board meeting and didn't listen to the videotape of the meeting that Concerned Citizens made available, then you missed a resident complaint regarding the New Hartford Police Dept. Here is the portion of the meeting regarding the complaint.
The resident sent a letter "restricted delivery" to Police Chief Philo. Chief Philo refused to accept the letter so the D.A. suggested that the resident send one to Town Supervisor Reed. Supervisor Reed signed for the letter on June 20, 2008, but as of the July 9, 2008 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Reed had not acknowledged the resident complaint. At the July 9, 2008 town board meeting, Supervisor Reed did his best to "shut-up" the resident, but she objected and continued on with her story.
Apparently, the resident has been stalked for the past two years and the New Hartford Police Dept. has done nothing about it; not even responding to her calls for an interview. The resident stated that she attended the July 9, 2008 on the advice of the D.A., but the town board told her that they were only laymen and she would need to talk to the Police Commission. The Police Commission...John Shaw, Jim Spellman, Patrick Cardinale, Kevin Copeland, Janet Hughes...like they are anything more than laymen!
Supervisor Reed ended the conversation with the resident by saying that the D.A. is a friend of his and he would talk to him, but not until the middle of the next week because Supervisor Reed was tied up with the Boilermaker.
Why would the Town Supervisor, the entire Town Board and the Chief of Police treat any resident in this manner? There is only one answer...because the stalker is either a "friend" of the town board, a elected official or a New Hartford Policeman.
Part 2 will be online tomorrow. Stay tuned...