Should the community assume the RPD and D.A.’s Office communicate regularly?
“I think if you would ask anybody they would assume there's that type of communication and that's why I think this raises the question why didn't that occur here? What happened?"
NOTE: Mazzeo said D.A. Doorley personally handled a recent suppression hearing involving Officers Ryan Hartley and Robert Osipovitch in an unrelated case. The union credits her involvement in that as an additional show of support for its members.
On Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard:
"The Chief has a great image in this community, he does a lot of positive things out there in terms of public relations that's great but I think his first role and his first priority, he needs to come out and support his people and certainly when you call into question the integrity of our officers doing a job out there, we needed to hear from him, our officers needed to hear, the public needed to hear from him and there's still time."
On how Officers Hartley & Osipovitch are dealing with this public scrutiny:
"This is tough, it's devastating, when you know you've done everything right. You're so committed and these guys have one commitment and that is to go out and do this job, and they're doing a very difficult job and a very dangerous job, and to see their names smeared and the work they've done smeared is devastating. And then more importantly to know that their names are out there and it affects their families and their friends. It's huge, it's a huge burden and no one knows that burden until you've been in that spotlight and know how bad it feels and how it can destroy you."