An internal investigation by the Greece Police Department says officers violated a number of procedures when they responded to a crash involving then-Chief Drew Forsythe.
WROC-TV quotes the report as saying a field sobriety test should have been administered when Forsythe crashed his town-owned vehicle into a guardrail on Interstate 390 in October. Seven of ten Greece police officers who were investigated for their roles in the crash aftermath have been recommended for disciplinary action. The report was compiled by retired Rochester Police Deputy Chief of Operations Joe Morabito, who oversaw the investigation.
Officers responding originally said Forsythe swerved to miss a deer. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley said Forsythe would face criminal charges in connection with the crash. Doorley said there was substantial evidence that Forsythe was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Forsythe resigned a few days after the crash.
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