Walter, Colleagues to Inspector General: Investigate Gun Case


Assemblyman Ray Walter delivers signed letter to Inspector General.

               Assemblyman Ray Walter (R,C,I-Amherst) delivered a letter to  Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott calling on her to review the policies and procedures associated with the implementation and enforcement of the NY SAFE Act. The letter, signed by every member of the Assembly Minority Conference, is asking that the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the administration of the New York State Police (NYSP) be investigated as to how they have conducted themselves with regard to the SAFE Act’s mental hygiene provisions over the past few months. Specifically, David Lewis, a local Amherst resident, wrongfully had his firearms confiscated and pistol permit revoked on April 1, after the NYSP identified him as the wrong David Lewis.

             “Clearly, DCJS and the administration of the New York State Police have failed to properly implement the NY SAFE Act,” said Walter. “It is my hope that Inspector General Scott will not only be able to get to the bottom of this disturbing violation of Mr. Lewis’ constitutional rights, but will also be able to decipher the administration's policies and procedures going forward.  We must ensure that our citizen's civil rights are being protected.  Unfortunately, I believe we are seeing the bad results from a bad law that was passed in a bad way.”






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