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Monday, 28 November 2022 09:27

Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Montagnino and Kim

By John Kaufmann | Saratoga Springs Politics
Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Montagnino and Kim

Earlier today (November 23, 2022), your blogger posted a story criticizing the press conference held by Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner James Montagnino and Mayor Ron Kim regarding the shootings on Broadway early Sunday morning, November 20.

According to WNYT news tonight, a supreme court justice has issued a restraining order barring Montagnino, Kim, and all other Saratoga Springs public officials "...from releasing any more information, video or audio, and from commenting on evidence in the case."

Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen says the unprecedented release of information regarding the Sunday morning officer involved shooting has had a chilling effect on witnesses and could taint the jury pool.

Heggen said, “I didn’t want to do this, but felt compelled to ensure the integrity of the investigation and protect the constitutional rights of all involved.”

WNYT 4:33 PM November 23, 2022

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