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After a traffic stop, DA Doorley is being investigated by the Monroe County Office of Public Integrity



Rochester, New York – The Monroe County Office of Public Integrity (OPI) is currently looking into Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley after she disobeyed a traffic stop in Webster last Monday for speeding.

“We’re charged with investigating any fraud, waste or abuse by county employees or county officials,” said Janson McNair, the OPI’s director. “We have had to look at elected officials before, but nothing to the extent of conduct.”

A 2017 executive report states that the office was established in March 2016 by an executive order. The investigative body is housed in a different facility and operates independently of the county.

Since the OPI is regarded as an inspector general’s office, all of its employees, including auditors and investigators, hold certifications.

The OPI received “several emails, phone calls, (and) requests” to its website requesting an investigation, which sparked the investigation.

Thirteen Democratic lawmakers from Monroe County issued a formal letter to McNair requesting the same thing.

According to Roman, his residents are worried about “the behaviors” that Doorley exhibits in the body camera tape.

“Lead by example and if our leading prosecutor is showing that that is OK, then what type of questions (does) that lead to (from) the rest of the community?” said Yversha Roman, the president of the Legislature who signed the letter.

The Republican caucus in the legislature cited a prior Monday statement in which Leader Steve Brew expressed gratitude to the Webster Police Department for their assistance.

“We will not allow a moment of clearly expressed regret to overshadow decades of dedication to our community, law enforcement, and the rule of law – the Republican conference continues to support our district attorney Sandra Doorley,” he said in the statement.
Now that interviews and evidence have been gathered, McNair’s office will deliver its conclusions to the relevant authorities and the general public. However, there are no disciplinary actions taken by the OPI.

“Our goal is to determine if, in this instance, if the district attorney violated any county policy, any of the codes on the code of ethics, if there was any penal law violations, any vehicle and traffic law violations,” explained McNair.

The probe will also be reported to the Attorney General’s office. The NYS Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct has already received a referral about the subject from Governor Kathy Hochul.

“We’ll offer any assistance that we can to the New York State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct,” McNair said. “We’ll give information to them if they need it.”

“As long as it takes” will be the OPI’s investigation time. Right now, it’s just getting started.