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Former Geneva Police Review Board members file motion to appeal Judge Doran’s ruling that struck down local law

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Seven former members of Geneva's Police Review Board filed a motion today to appeal state Supreme Court Judge Craig Doran's ruling that invalidated Local Law 1-2021, which created the PRB. The former members of the ... more
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Organizers react to Geneva City Council’s vote not to appeal judge’s decision that invalidated Police Review Board

UPDATE: Organizers react to Geneva City Council’s vote not to appeal judge’s decision that invalidated Police Review Board
On Wednesday, April 20, the Geneva City Council voted 5-4 not to appeal a judge's decision that struck down the city's Police Review Board (PRB). This decision is much to the dismay- but not surprise- ... more
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Geneva City Council votes not to appeal judge’s decision to strike down Police Review Board

UPDATE: Organizers react to Geneva City Council’s vote not to appeal judge’s decision that invalidated Police Review Board
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that 118 Ward 6 residents were surveyed ahead of City Council's April 20 vote. The actual number is 139 residents surveyed, 118 in favor of an appeal ... more
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Case filed by union against Geneva Police Review Board to be heard January 26

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A State Supreme Court Judge is set to hear arguments January 26 on the legality of the City of Geneva Police Review Board. The Finger Lakes Times reports Local 3471 of New York State Law ... more
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Geneva City Council work session cut short after turning to chaos (video)

GPD Michael Passalacqua Says GPD Can’t Keep City Safe with Current Staffing Levels  Crowd Verbally Attacking Salamendra Ends Geneva City Council Work Session
Staffing issues took center stage at a work session for Geneva City Council- as a presentation by GPD Chief Michael Passalacqua led to a contentious exchange between council members. Less than an hour into the ... more
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Geneva City Council fights through PRB appointments despite division

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During Geneva City Council’s Wednesday, June 2 meeting, Council spent a large portion of the meeting considering appointments to the Geneva Police Review Board (PRB). Despite interviewing well over 40 applicants and holding around 10 ... more
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Geneva rejects referendum vote request on PRB, Geneva United says they won’t pursue legal action

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For nearly a year the City of Geneva struggled with enacting a Local Law to create a Police Review Board (PRB). The Geneva City Council approved  Local Law 1-2021 creating the PRB on February 3, ... more
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During contentious meeting Geneva City Council approves police reform plan, Councilor Camera calls for dismissal of city attorney

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Geneva City Council held a special meeting Wednesday, March 24 during which they approved the City of Geneva Police Reform and Reinvention Plan. The Council also set a schedule for interviewing candidates for the Geneva ... more
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Geneva City Council approves special counsel for PRB referendum

Geneva City Council Approves Special Counsel for Police Review Board Referendum
The Geneva Police Review Board fight entered a new phase Wednesday, March 10 when City Council approved a Resolution to appoint a Special Counsel to assist the City regarding a petition for a Referendum on ... more
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Geneva United trying to force PRB referendum vote

Geneva police officer loses two vacation days for putting edited photo of city councilor on PC screensaver
Geneva United is planning to present a Petition to Geneva City Clerk Lori Guinan  Thursday, March 4, 2021, at about 11:30 a.m. The Petition calls on the City of Geneva to put the recently passed ... more
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Geneva City Council approves Police Review Board by 6-3 vote

On Wednesday Geneva City Council ended a nearly year-long saga by approving Public Law 1-2021, which establishes a Police Review Board. Prior to Wednesday’s vote, most of the Council took time to speak on the ... more
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Geneva City Councilor discloses confidential information, public turns out in force on PRB issue

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During Thursday's Geneva City Council meeting Councilor Ken Camera (Ward 4) appeared to disclose potentially confidential personnel information during a live public meeting that was airing on YouTube. Towards the end of the meeting, the ... more
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Police Review Board public hearing rescheduled in Geneva

Councilors and Residents Debate Indigenous Peoples Day
On Wednesday Geneva City Council was scheduled to hold its second public hearing on the Police Review Board (PRB) Public Law. However, instead Council met to reschedule the hearing. Council was forced to reschedule the ... more
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Procedural error forces Geneva City Council to reschedule PRB public hearing

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The City of Geneva has been struggling with consideration of a Police Review Board (PRB) public law for months. Geneva City Council previously held a nearly three-hour public hearing on the initial Police Accountability Board ... more
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PAB renamed in Geneva: Could it be subject to mandatory referendum?

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On Monday Geneva City Council met in another 3-hour session to address the remaining issues involving the proposed Police Accountability Board. For the most part, the Council continued to rehash previously discussed sections of the ... more
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Geneva City Council fights through another PAB work session

Geneva Council Wastes Residents’ Time With Unproductive Debate On Police Staffing Study
On Thursday Geneva City Council met for what some believed would be the final Council work session on the proposed Police Accountability Board (PAB) Law. Instead, the meeting showed that the Council is far from ... more
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Geneva City Council denies PAB unrestricted access to body cam footage

Council Denies PAB Unrestricted Access to GPD Bodycam Footage – Valentino Ignores Councilors’ Motions to Amend PAB Law As Not Specific Enough
Mayor Steve Valentino opened the meeting by asking City Attorney Emil Bove, Jr. to discuss a proposal to establish a time requirement for filing PAB complaints. Bove presented language to the Council that proposed a ... more
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City Council votes to revisit police officer layoffs in Geneva

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The Geneva City Council held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, November 5th. The meeting was streamed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, and one of the most-controversial topics from the group's last session was back on ... more
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Geneva City Council revisits budget items cut in last session, returns foundry voucher program

Geneva City Council Revisits Budget Deletions And  Returns $8,700 For Foundry Voucher Program And $2,500 For Colony Care Givers
The Geneva City Council met Monday for a budget work session. The Council resumed virtual meetings via Zoom due to the increase in COVID-19. The Council continued to try and cut enough spending from the ... more
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