"One of the thing's that's bothersome to me is that there's been communication between the Public Defender's Office and our Police Department and from what I read it looks like the Chief is just finding out about some of the stuff that's been going on for a little while and that's bothersome. I think we have to move quickly when we hear these types of things because we don't want more things to happen and as you guys are uncovering it seems to be more and we'll deal with that."
On communications between the RPD and the District Attorney’s Office:
“Absolutely I think there should be some communication between the D.A.'s Office and the Chief. I think they need one another to proceed in order to keep this community safe and hopefully whatever communications concerns that they have they'll work that out."
*NOTE: The City of Rochester and the RPD have indicated or said specifically that they were unaware of County Court Judge Doug Randall’s decision in the case of People v. McNair. The decision “called into question” the testimony and credibility of Officer Ryan Hartley during what the court called a “warrantless” and “unconstitutional” search of a home. The D.A.’s Office has not provided any information that suggests they notified any member of the RPD or City of that decision. A spokesman has repeatedly cited an ongoing and “thorough review process” that can not be commented on.
*NEW INFORMATION: A Rochester Police Department Spokesman confirms that officer Robert Osipovitch has been with the force for five years and Officer Ryan Hartley has seven years of service to his name. Both officers are currently working in assignments that do not involve patrol duties. Hartley’s current assignment was made this week while the department reviews questions raised by these reports.