Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Christopher Brown
Photo Credit: Rochester, NY D&C newspaper
Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Christopher Brown in tan coat
Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Christopher Brown's 2010 Salary
By Davy V.
After dodging several court dates, Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Christopher Brown,
who struck a 52-year old grandmother and then drove away, finally appeared in court
Friday morning, March 27th.
Sgt. Brown pleaded not guilty.
His next court appearance is June 4th.
He is still suspended with pay.
In other words, Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Christopher Brown's PAID VACATION is now
extended at least another 2 months.
Which basically means Rochester, NY taxpayers will be paying a cop's extended
Especially when you consider that Rochester, NY is ranked as the
fifth poorest city in the U.S.
A quick search of City of Rochester, NY Police salaries shows that
In 2010, Rochester, NY taxpayers paid RPD Sgt. Christopher Brown
As you can see in the screenshot photo below (last entry), Rochester, NY
taxpayers also paid RPD Sgt. Christopher Brown $10,427.00 in overtime and
$6,320.00 in comp. pay.
So, in 2010, Rochester, NY taxpayers paid RPD Sgt. Christopher Brown, a total
Again, these figures are from 2010.
Therefore, it's a pretty safe bet that RPD Sgt. Christopher Brown's salary has
Increased since 2010.
But let's do this.
Let's not factor in any overtime or comp. pay.
Let's just use RPD Sgt. Brown's base salary of $76,199.12, which again, has
to be higher now, in 2015.
If we divide that amount by 12 months, that's approximately $6,349.92 per month, that
Rochester, NY taxpayers paid Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Christopher Brown.
RPD Sgt. Christopher Brown was suspended with pay after his hit and run in
Sgt. Brown's next court appearance is in June, which means that Rochester, NY
taxpayers will be paying Sgt. Brown more than $25,399.68 for his "suspension",
or as like to call it, "paid vacation."
Again, that's a calculation using Sgt. Brown's salary, in 2010, so in reality
the amount that Rochester, NY taxpayers will pay Sgt. Brown will be higher.
There you go, Rochester, NY, YOUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS AT WORK.
READ MY ORIGINAL STORY BELOW
By Davy V.
It's been a week since Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Christopher
Brown struck a pedestrian in his unmarked RPD vehicle, then drove off.
On Thursday March 5th, Sgt. Brown hit 52-year old Alma Lucas in the parking
garage of the Hall of Justice (also known as the Hall of INJUSTICE)
courts building in downtown Rochester.
Thursday morning Rochester Police Sgt. Brown was a no show at his court arraignment.
Instead, his attorney asked for an adjournment.
While adjournments are not rare, you can best believe that if it was you or me
who were charged with leaving the scene of an accident where a pedestrian was struck
and injured, we'd be expected to appear in front of the judge.
No ifs, ands, or buts.
But so are the Good 'Ol Boys Club courtesies extended to those who take an oath to uphold the law,
only to break it themselves.
According to court documents, RPD Sgt. Brown told police that he hit the woman when
he swerved to avoid a vehicle which was coming the wrong way.
Sgt. Brown then stated that when he hit the woman, he got out and asked if she was ok.
According to Sgt. Brown, he then left to go park his official use pickup truck.
Sgt. Brown then said that when he returned to where he struck the woman,
she was gone.
The court records state that Sgt. Brown spoke to a Rochester Police Sgt. about hitting
Lucas, and that the Sgt. told Sgt. Brown that he needed to tell his superior.
Sgt. Brown admitted in a statement that he was guilty not telling his boss about the accident.
Ok, let me get this straight.
So a police officer hits a pedestrian, then he leaves the person behind so he can go park
And he never tells his superior that he hit a pedestrian with his vehicle?
So why did Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Christopher Brown really flee after he struck
Well, let's break this down.
There are usually a few reasons why someone would leave the scene
of an accident.
One reason could be that they don't have a valid drivers license, or insurance.
In this case, we can pretty much check that reason off.
I mean we're talking about a police officer here, so it's a pretty safe bet that
RPD Sgt. Christopher Brown had a valid driver's license.
Ok, as far as insurance goes, well, Sgt. Brown was driving an official police vehicle,
owned by the City of Rochester.
Not his own personal vehicle, so I'm gonna guess Sgt. Brown wasn't worried
Another reason people often flee the scene of an accident is if they have
a warrant out for their arrest.
I think we can probably check that one off as well.
I mean chances are RPD Sgt. Christopher Brown wasn't a wanted man at the
time he hit Ms. Lucas.
Ok, that leaves us with what's perhaps the number one reason people run away after
being involved in a motor vehicle accident, especially one in which they injure a
High on drugs.
In 2008, former Rochester, NY Police officer Nick Joseph, who was hired by
the Greece, NY Police Departnent after a federal jury found that he violated my
civil rights, after beating me and falsely arresting me in 1997, was off duty, driving
his bother David Joseph's (a Rochester Police Sgt.) Ford Fusion, when he crashed
into the back of a stalled vehicle on Interstate 390 North in Greece, NY.
Inside the stalled vehicle was a pregnant woman, who suffered injuries so bad, that
her child had to be delivered prematurely via an emergency C-section.
Nick Joseph, a coke head and coward, fled the scene, failing to render aid
to the injured mother.
He fled because he was drunk and high on cocaine.
Nick Joseph fled because he knew that within hours, the alcohol and narcotics in
his bloodstream would be metabolized, amd there would be no proof of his having
been being high at the moment he crashed.
Fortunately, in court, evidence was introduced of traces of cocaine powder on the
airbag of Joseph's vehicle.
It is believed that Nick Joseph was perhaps sniffing cocaine when he smashed into
the vehicle, sending cocaine flying, and landing on the airbag.
Nick Joseph was later convicted and sentenced to state prison.
So, why did Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Christopher Brown run away after he struck
a pedestrian while on duty?
Was he high?
Was he drunk?
One thing is for sure, Rochester, NY Police Chief Mchael Ciminelli is not talking.
In fact, it took almost 48 hours for Chief Ciminelli to come forward about his Sgt.'s
hit and run, it's clear that they have come up with their "story."
So we may never know.
Something interesting which was revealed in court papers is that Rochester, NY
Police Sgt. Christopher Brown lives in the Village of Honeoye Falls, NY.
Honeoye Fallls, NY is about 30 minutes south of Rochester, NY.
For years I've talked about how a large percentage of Rochester Police officers
don't reside in the City of Rochester.
This is disturbing for several reasons.
One reason is that many Rochester Police officers who don't live in the City of Rochester, don't feel like they're a part of the city.
They don't feel invested in the city.
Because they're not.
They don't pay city taxes.
In other words, they are paid by the City of Rochester, yet that money doesn't come back into the city.
In essence, Rochester taxpayer dollars go to support other economies, in surrounding towns and villages, but not Rochester.
But perhaps the most disturbing concern behind Rochester Police officers not living in the City of Rochester, is a lack of cultural sensivity.
Many Rochester Police officers who reside outside of Rochester make their daily commutes to work with a mentality that they are an occupying force in the city.
They tend to look at inner city black and Latino residents as being less than human.
The result is a lack of respect for blacks and Latinos, combined with a lack of understanding and relating to different cultures.
And when you feel like you're an occupying army, and have no respect for the residents, and feel no connection to the city in which you work in, then that's when the abuse, profiling, and mistreatment of citizens occurs.
The sad truth is that the first time that many white Rochester Police officers have ever had any contact or any interaction with blacks and Latinos, is when they are given a uniform, badge, and gun, and thrown into inner city neighborhoods.
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