Family of injured suspect wants investigation, Deputy Albany County Exec arrested on drug charges, Ellis/Sheehan spar at St. Rose, arrest connected to Uncle Rainbow decapitation

The family of a Malta man in a coma after being injured in a police chase in Saratoga, is calling for an outside attorney to investigate what happened. Dozens of people gathered on Tuesday at City Hall to protest what they claim was police brutality in the case. Police allege the man slammed his girlfriend's head into a brick wall before running off, but the girlfriend is is apparently not cooperating with police and is claiming the incident didn't happen the way police say it did. Police Chief Greg Veitch continues to deny officers caused the man's injuries. [WNYT][Saratogian][Gazette][TU]

Albany's Deputy County Executive was suspended on Tuesday without pay following her arrested on drug charges. Christine Quinn allegedly attempted to illegally obtain the prescription medication Ritalin. [YNN][TU]

A proposed aquarium for the city of Albany and the development of Albany's downtown were among the divisive issues in Tuesday's debate between democratic mayoral candidates Corey Ellis and Kathy Sheehan.[YNN]

An Albany Police and Fire dispatcher has been arrested
for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife and his 10-month-old child at the woman's home in Colonie. [WNYT][TU]

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A judge has ruled that the statement Dennis Drue made to troopers about the results of his blood tests and drugs found in his car after the Northway crash that killed Deanna Rivers and Chris Stewart can be admissible as evidence in his trial. Drue claims that the statements were fabricated by the state police investigator. [TU][YNN]

Victor Shear -- the man arrested in South Carolina for allegedly robbing the Slingerlands Trustco --pleaded not guilty to robbery and grand larceny on Tuesday in Albany County Court. [YNN]

A Schenectady teen was arrested on Monday when he was pulled over driving a car that was reported stolen in an armed robbery in Cohoes over the weekend. [TU]

A 14-year-old led police on a chase with the family car in Coeymans on Tuesday Night, fleeing on foot after he crashed into a telephone pole. The teen was apprehended when a police officer, going from door to door in the neighborhood, matched his sneaker with one left at the scene.[WNYT][News 10]

Police are looking into a rash of break-ins over the last several months at businesses along Route 20 between Route 155 and Balltown Road. TU]

New York's top court ruled that a subpoena issued in a probe of Joe Bruno's daughter's alleged no-show job at the Research Foundation of the SUNY can stand. [TU]

Steven Raucci is taking his conviction before the State Court of Appeals, after a mid-level court upheld his conviction.[TU]

Albany police arrested six people between the ages of 17 and 23 on Saturday night after an alleged riot at a Groove Phi Groove event, associated with UAlbany, at the Polish Community Center on Washington Avenue Extension. [APD Press Release]

Troy detectives have charged a Mechanicville woman in connection with the vandalism of the "Uncle Rainbow" Uncle Sam statue that occurred around August 10th. The woman has not been charged with vandalizing the statue, but was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property for taking the head. [Troy P.D. Release]

The Group Unshackle Upstate is calling for a 25 percent income tax cut for upstaters making less than $50,000 a year.[YNN][Capitol Confidential]

Proctors is defending plans to update its famous marquis.

A butler's take on a butler's story. [TU]

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