Rochester, NY – Rochester police released bodycam video on Tuesday of a gunfight inside a Family Dollar store that left an armed robber dead (video below).
Rochester Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan released a video briefing of the incident on Oct. 12, one day before her resignation as the city’s top cop went into effect, WROC reported.
“It’s always been my goal to be as transparent as possible with the public and to share as much information as we can while keeping in mind that we have to respect the evidentiary value in certain instances,” Chief Herriott-Sullivan said in the video release.
On the evening of October 18, 1988, Police Officer Christopher Hoban and Police Officer Michael Jermyn, assigned to Manhattan North Narcotics, entered an apartment building on West 105th Street as part of an undercover operation. Two suspects entered the building along with the officers. After entering the building, the officers met a third suspect inside. The suspects believed that Hoban and Jermyn were police officers and the suspects searched them for weapons, finding Officer Jermyn’s service weapon. Officer Hoban pulled out his weapon and a shootout ensued. Police Officer Hoban was shot in the head and chest. One suspect was killed. Officer Hoban was rushed to Saint Luke’s Medical Center where he died. Police Officer Hoban was 26-years-old and had been with the department for four years. He was survived by his parents and two brothers.
Less than three hours later that same evening, Police Officer Michael Buczek and Police Officer Joseph Barbato, assigned to the 34 Precinct, were completing a radio assignment at a building on 161st Street near Broadway. The officers observed several men engaged in what they believed to be a drug transaction. The males fled as the officers pursued them. As the chase ensued, suspect turned and fired at the officers, striking Officer Buczek in the chest. Officer Barbato returned fire and attempted to render aid to Officer Buczek. Officer Buzcek was transported to Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital where he died shortly after. Police Officer Michael Buczek was 24-years-old and had served more than three years protecting New York. He was survived by his wife, parents, brother and sister. REMEMBER, on this date….33 years ago. See
I was a NYC cop and Sgt for 20 years. I witnessed the ressurection of this city after decades of mismanagement and neglect by DEMOCRATS. Through Conservative leadership and the BLOOD SWEAT and TEARS of the NYPD the city became safe again and people and money flooded back in.
It breaks my heart to see this. What don’t the people of NYC understand about leftwing Democrats??? 20 years of sacrifice down the drain folks….RIP NYC.
New York City’s war on drugs is over. The junkies won.
The New York Police Department waved the white flag last week — upon orders to surrender from Albany — directing officers to let drug addicts freely shoot up on city streets, and even let them share needles.
“Effective immediately, members of the service should not take any enforcement action against any individual who possesses a hypodermic needle, even when it contains residue of a controlled substance,” states a directive to NYPD commanders issued last Friday and obtained by The Post.
Senate Bill 2523, cited in the order to street cops, decriminalizes the possession or sale of hypodermic needles and syringes, commonly used by addicts to inject drugs such as heroin.
“This law says stick a needle in your arm, pump your body with poison and lose your life,” said state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), one of the few NYC lawmakers who opposed the legislation. “This law says to people suffering addiction that New York has given up on you, that New York doesn’t care about you.”
The measure, effective Oct. 7, originated in New York City, sponsored by state Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx), and was signed into law by Gov. Hochul last week in Manhattan.
The head of Chicago’s police union has advised officers not to comply with the city’s COVID-19 vaccine reporting requirement and says members should be willing to be sent home without pay rather than submit to the shot mandate for city workers.
With city employees’ vaccine status deadline Friday, Fraternal Order of Police Local 7 President John Catanzara also said in a video posted Tuesday that the union has filed a labor grievance against the city and plans to pursue legal action to fight the mandate.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, asked about his comments at an unrelated news conference Wednesday, said: “He’s threatening litigation. I say, bring it.”
For Chicago Public Schools, employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Friday’s deadline will still be able to work Monday, but they will have to undergo weekly testing at their schools, the district’s CEO said Wednesday.
John Catanzara announced he will go into a no pay status tonight following the deadline.
A New York Magazine article from 1972 about the astounding success of NYPD’s “stakeout squad.” At the time, NYC was experiencing a rash of corner store robberies where store clerks were killed by the robbers. NYPD responded by pulling all of the firearms instructors off the range and setting them up in these stores to ambush the robbers. They were very successful and killed a lot of bad guys.
If you are unfamiliar with this period of history, you owe it to yourself to read the article. If you want even more information, check out the book Tales of the Stakeout Squad. It describes all the gunfights that legendary supercop Jim Cirillo found himself in while doing this work. Quite a bit of the lineage of certain modern day firearms techniques comes directly from Cirillo and his gang of cops in the stakeout squad.