Monroe County DA Doorley Faces Calls to Resign After Traffic Stop Incident

Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley was caught on body-worn camera footage evading police during a traffic stop, sparking calls for her resignation. The incident is now under investigation by the NYS Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct.

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Monroe County DA Doorley Faces Calls to Resign After Traffic Stop Incident

Monroe County DA Doorley Faces Calls to Resign After Traffic Stop Incident

The release of body-worn camera footage showing Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley evading police during a traffic stop has sparked calls for her resignation and an investigation into her conduct. The incident, which occurred on an unspecified date in Webster, New York, has garnered significant attention and criticism from defense attorneys, advocates, and the public.

Why this matters: The incident raises questions about the accountability of public officials and the potential consequences of their actions on the justice system. It also highlights the importance of transparency and respect for law enforcement, particularly from those in positions of authority.

The viral footage captures Doorley arguing with a Webster Police officer in her garage after refusing to pull over during the traffic stop. She was ultimately issued a speeding ticket and paid a fine of $183. In an interview with News10NBC, Doorley apologized for her actions, stating, "I have no good reason for why I didn't pull over." She acknowledged that she did not treat the police officer with respect during the encounter.

In response to the incident, a group called Save Rochester organized a protest outside Doorley's office and started a petition demanding her resignation. The petition has already garnered over 1,400 signatures. Save Rochester will also host a virtual town hall meeting on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the potential removal of Doorley from office. This marks the second such meeting following protests in the City of Rochester.

Governor Hochul has referred Doorley's case to the NYS Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct for examination. Initially, Onondaga County DA William J. Fitzpatrick was tasked with reviewing the matter, but he agreed with Doorley that the NYS Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct was the appropriate forum for investigation.

The incident involving Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley has raised serious questions about her conduct and suitability for office. As the NYS Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct investigates the matter and the public continues to demand accountability, the upcoming virtual town hall meeting will provide a platform for further discussion on the potential consequences Doorley may face.

Key Takeaways

  • Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley evaded police during a traffic stop in Webster, NY.
  • Body-worn camera footage shows Doorley arguing with the officer and refusing to pull over.
  • Doorley apologized, paid a $183 fine, and acknowledged not treating the officer with respect.
  • A petition demanding her resignation has over 1,400 signatures, and a virtual town hall meeting is scheduled.
  • The NYS Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct will investigate the incident and potential consequences.