The Hudson Valley Reporter has video of the Sheriff’s debate. The subject of the Sheriff’s Advisory Committee was raised. I didn’t find Sheriff Smith’s response to be satisfying. The first time I heard of these id cards with badges was when Dario Gristina made a traffic stop as a member of the committee. A member of the committee was arrested earlier this year. With a new arrest for another committee member, Sheriff Smith is saying that the recently arrested PV resident, Michael Cola, was never issued an id.
When I was challenging political petitions, and there were some irregular occurrences with the procedures surrounding the challenges and court decisions, I was informed that Ms. Annabi is a member of this committee.
I would have thought that Mr. Gristina’s behavior would have been enough reason to dissolve this odd committee.