Chautauaqua County


Authorities in Chautauqua County announced at a press conference today they would not press charges against a Fredonia Police Officer who shot and killed a man in December. 23 year old George Penev was shot by Officer Nathaniel Scriven, a 15 year veteran of the police force.

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New York's sheriffs are organizing to press Albany not to legalize marijuana, while recognizing this may be a train that has already left the station.


For outgoing Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace, he is leaving behind a very high-tech department with an array of cameras recording official encounters with citizens. The department is the largest police agency of several in the county whose officers are equipped with body cameras.