Council member in Irondequoit said town supervisor broke her wrist

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IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — A council member in Irondequoit says the town supervisor broke her wrist. It’s an accusation that supervisor Rory Fitzpatrick denies.

Council Member Patrina Freeman held a news conference in the afternoon. She says the incident happened at a board meeting on September 20.

After asking for more information during the executive session, freeman claims Fitzpatrick got angry. Freeman said that when the meeting ended, he forcefully shut the door on her hand as she was walking out of the room.

Freeman is now calling for Fitzpatrick to resign.

“I don’t know what he’s going to say to explain this away but it happened,” said Nate McMurray, the attorney for Freeman. “And he hasn’t apologized or sought to resolve it in any way. So Ms. Freeman has brought suit. Now, this should be resolved with ‘hey, I’m sorry, I didn’t do that,’ but I’m afraid he did mean to do it.”

Supervisor Fitzpatrick says the Irondequoit Police Department investigated and determined there was no evidence to back up Freeman’s claim. Fitzpatrick says the accusation is distracting from important town business.