Suspended PAB director sues City of Rochester, PAB

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The suspended executive director of the Rochester Police Accountability Board is suing the PAB and the City.

In court paperwork, Conor Dwyer-Reynolds claims that there’s no record of a formal vote to suspend him—which means he was wrongfully suspended.

We told you Dwyer-Reynolds was suspended over human resource complaints earlier this year, but he says he’s the victim of retaliation after he accused the former chair of the PAB, Shani Wilson, of sexual harassment.

Wilson resigned but says she did nothing wrong. Reynolds wants the judge to put him back in his position.

News10NBC has reached out to the City of Rochester and the PAB for comment. The City responded with the following statement:

While both the City of Rochester and the Police Accountability Board are named in this filing, the suit revolves exclusively around whether the PAB’s Board of Directors violated the open meetings law when they voted to suspend their executive director.

As required by City Charter, Rochester’s Corporation Counsel will be representing both entities in this litigation.

The full court document can be read below:

Conor Dwyer Reynolds v City of Rochester by News10NBC