Tue January 27, 2009
Delano Hearing Open to Public
By Eileen Buckley
Buffalo, NY – The hearing for suspended Buffalo Police detective Dennis Delano will be open to the public and media. But recording of the proceedings won't be allowed by reporters.
Cold case squad detective Delano was suspended last year for releasing evidence from the Lynn DeJac case to a television station. He faces departmental charges. Delano was scheduled to begin his hearing Monday. But he insisted the hearing be open to the public.
His attorney Steve Cohen says an arbitrator ruled in favor of their request. Cameras and recording devices are not expected to be allowed. That would be up to Buffalo Police Commissioner McCarthy Gipson. But Cohen says as long as reporters are allowed to attend, he's not concerned about video and audio.
Delano says he feels better now that he knows is hearing will be open.
The hearing is expected to run today, Thursday and into Saturday. Delano is a 24-year Buffalo Police veteran.
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