Petition Update

Meeting with SSPD and Public Safety Office (part I)

brooke mcconnell
saratoga springs, NY

Nov 19, 2012 — The originators of this petition were invited to sit down with Police Chief Cole, Deputy Public Safety Commissioner Finnerann and Public Safety Commissioner Mathiesen this Friday to discuss our concerns. We felt the results of that meeting were quite productive and would like to share them with all of you who have signed this in the last week.

Chief Cole responded to the concerns of those who signed this petition quite seriously and has taken comprehensive steps towards addressing them. He will be meeting with the Domestic Violence Rape Crisis Center, Saratoga Hospital and District Attorney Jim Murphy next week to examine the procedures the SSPD has in place for dealing with sexual assaults and how and when a notification is made to the public. Chief Cole has also agreed that in retrospect a more general notification could have been made to the public following the reported rape.