More internal strife at Police Accountability Board amid accusations against acting manager
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — There are more internal issues with the Rochester Police Accountability Board. This time it involves allegations against the PAB’s acting manager Dwaine Boscoe.
Seventeen members of the PAB signed a letter to the board saying there are significant management issues. They say Boscoe has “stoked and enabled an atmosphere of harassment, intimidation, retaliation, and confusion.
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- PAB Board Chair submits resignation (June 10)
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According to the letter, about 15 percent of the staff have been fired, discharged, put on administrative leave, or resigned since Boscoe took over.
News10NBC reported last week that Deputy Chief of Community Engagement, Mozart Guerrier was fired, and Michael Higgins, the board’s chief of policy and oversight, was suspended and since terminated. Connor Dwyer Reynolds, the board’s executive director, was suspended in May. The members who signed the letter also requested a firing freeze.
We’ve reached out to the board for comment, but haven’t heard back yet.
The full letter is below: