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Paroled cop killer facing voter fraud charges

WHECTV
Updated: October 31, 2020 09:58 AM
Created: October 30, 2020 04:01 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A paroled cop killer was arraigned Friday for allegedly violating three voter registration laws.

Earlier this month, News10NBC Chief Investigative Reporter Berkeley Brean looked into how Anthony Bottom ended up as a registered voter in Brighton.

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Bottom spent 44 years in prison for killing two New York City police officers. He was released from prison on parole on Oct. 7 and moved into a home in Brighton. Within 24 hours of getting out of prison, a voter registration form was submitted to the Monroe County Board of Elections with the parolee's signature.

Bottom was released from custody after pleading not guilty to the charges in Brighton Town Court Friday. The parolee's mother was in the courtroom along with members of Free the People Roc and Black Lives Matter activists.

Bottom did not comment after his appearance, and while his mother spoke it was brief, saying she felt good so far but wouldn't give any more comments. 

He is due back in court at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6. 


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