Details emerge on why Macedon Police Chief put on unpaid leave

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UPDATE: The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that on Saturday December 10, deputies responded to Flaherty’s in Macedon for the complaint of a belligerent and intoxicated person that needed to be removed. Deputies found Macedon Police Chief Rivera in Flaherty’s, with obvious injuries to his face. Eyewitness’ said Chief Rivera had been served alcohol during his time there, and tripped, or fell, hitting his face on the ground more than once. An ambulance was called, and he was taken to the hospital. After interviewing employees of the restaurant, it was determined that no charges would be filed. 

News10NBC is working to find out if anything has changed with Chief Rivera’s unpaid leave.

MACEDON, N.Y. — We are working on new information about what happened with the police chief in Macedon.

The chief, a former Rochester Police Department commander, is on unpaid leave and there is an investigation by the town.

Wayne County sheriff’s deputies wear body cameras. We foiled the sheriff’s office for any body camera video it has regarding an incident with Macedon Chief Fabien Rivera.

Chief Rivera is on voluntary unpaid leave. Last week, Macedon town supervisor Kim Leonard told us the town is investigating an incident involving Rivera but the supervisor would not share details of that incident.

Chief Rivera retired from RPD during a mass exodus of command staff in 2020 after the death of Daniel Prude death was revealed.

Rivera was chief of security at MCC and then hired as Macedon chief last March. Wayne County acknowledged our FOIL request for video and said they’re working on it.