Saratoga Springs police and the death of Darryl Mount Jr, tracking the life of Rayen Puleski, Kirsten Gillibrand town hall, Travers winner

Saratoga Springs police and the death of Darryl Mount Jr.
Following the injury and death of Darryl Mount Jr. following a foot chase with police in Saratoga Springs in August 2013, police and city officials in Saratoga Springs rejected calls for an outside investigation and pointed to an internal review that found no police misconduct -- but as Barbara Lombardo reports, the city's police chief admitted in a deposition that there was never any internal investigation. [TU]

Tracking the life of Rayen Puleski
Jake Lahut and Steven Cook attempted to the track the life of Rayen Puleski, the infant who had gone missing in July and whose suspected body was found behind a State Street residence in Schenectady. "Through more than a dozen interviews conducted by The Daily Gazette in the days since Rayen's body was found, a picture has emerged of his short life, which was marked by moves between motels, run-down buildings and multiple attempts, including at least two by Child Protective Services, to get help for the infant and his mother." [Daily Gazette]

Gun violence in Albany
+ Albany police say they're investigating the shooting of a 42-year-old man around the 200 block of Central Ave early Sunday morning. APD says the man did not have life-threatening injuries. It's asking anyone with info to call. [APD]
+ At an Albany NAACP forum on gun violence at the Albany Public Library Washington Ave Branch Saturday, panelists talked about the factors that feed into the violence, including poverty and hopelessness. [Spectrum]

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Child hit by car in Schenectady
Schenectady police say a three year old was in critical condition after being hit by a car while crossing State Street (block map) early Saturday evening. Witnesses say it appeared the girl had been following her mother into the street by some parked cars -- and SPD says the driver remained at the scene and has cooperated. [Spectrum] [News10]

State prison official arrested
A state prison official was arrested by UAlbany police Saturday and charged with DWI. [TU]

Doubt cast at "knockout game" claim
After reviewing surveillance video Schenectady police say they haven't found evidence to support a woman's claim that was she was the subject of a "knockout game" attack. [Daily Gazette]

Troy police: K9 found girl
Troy police are crediting a police dog with finding a 10-year-old girl with autism in the woods. [Spectrum]

A look at how the tightening of rules, restrictions, and enforcement by the federal government has affected undocumented immigrants in the Capital Region. [TU]

Kirsten Gillibrand town hall
At a town hall-style public meeting at HVCC Sunday Kirsten Gillibrand talked about Medicare for all and lack of Congressional action on gun control. [News10] [TU]

The next state Attorney General and public corruption
A look at some of the ideas the state Attorney General candidates have for addressing public corruption. [Politico]

Sexual harassment in state agencies
The Cuomo admin is moving to consolidate the handling of all harassment and discrimination claims from more than 100 state agencies to the Governor's Office of Employee Relations. [TU]

Albany County 911 dispatch location squeeze
Sheriff Craig Apple is frustrated with the slow progress of a plan to relocate the county's 911 dispatch center in an expanded space at the county nursing home facility, a move that would also open the way for the county and city of Albany 911 dispatch. [TU]

Adirondacks wilderness plan
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the final plan for public use of lands that include the Boreas Ponds. [Daily Gazette]

There have been more reports of bears showing up in places such as Guilderland and Saratoga Springs. [TU]

+ Catholic Boy won the Travers this past weekend. [TU]
+ Other winners included a woman wearing a rubber horse head who told people to bet on her. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Monday-Tuesday: The ValleyCats have a wrap up their home regular series against Aberdeen at The Joe. Monday is Bark in the Park. And there are fireworks after Tuesday's game. Monday-Tuesday 7 pm -- $6.50 and up

Bites Camera Action
Monday: The Bites Camera Action outdoor movie series in downtown Albany wraps with Guardians of the Galaxy (rescheduled from earlier this month). The movie will be on the big video screens outside the TU Center. South Pearl will be closed from Beaver to Hudson starting at 6:30 pm. And Youth FX films will be screened at 7 pm. Monday 7:30 pm -- free

Music: SPAC on Stage: H'SAO
"Montréal-based band from Chad, H'SAO is known for its unique blend of modern sound and traditional African musical influences." 8 pm -- $40 and up


Wow. The Saratoga Springs police chief should get dismissed immediately based on that deposition. We do not need cops who protect their own against over those they are charged to protect and serve.

You would think independent investigations would be standard protocol for police-involved fatalities. Mind-boggling that the chief had discretion in this matter.

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