Investigative Report

Internal Affairs Report

04-2020

Location:

Canandaigua, New York, USA

Subject of Investigation:

Anthony Liberatore

Report Date:

October 21, 2020

Report Metadata

Client:

Canandaigua Police Department

Incident Date:

October 09, 2020

Investigator:

Nathan J. Lawrence

Investigator Employer:

Canandaigua Police Department

Findings Summary

On October 9th, 2020 PO Anthony Liberatore was dispatched to a neighbor dispute. During the complaint, PO Liberatore lost his temper and damaged a civilian's door. The internal investigation was conducted by Lieutenant Lawrence to determine if there were violations of policy or procedure within the Canandaigua Police Department.

Findings Conclusion

In conclusion, after reviewing the evidence and conducting my investigation, PO Liberatore struck the door out of anger, letting [REDACTED] get him upset. PO Liberatore's actions, tone of voice, body language, and facial expressions throughout the entire incident is clearly depicted on body cam footage.

Additional Links

This report was added on May 09, 2021.

Sustained Findings

When the investigation discloses sufficient evidence to establish that the act occurred and that it constituted misconduct

Conduct

General Order 105; Section VII; Subsection A (1) and (2)

General Order 105; Section VII; Subsection A (1) and (2) for conduct unbecoming: SUSTAINED

The investigation disclosed a preponderance of the evidence that PO Liberatore actions did not reflect favorably upon the department, specifically said actions brought the department into disrepute or the potential thereof and conduct that reflects discredit upon the member as an employee of the department; in violation of General Order 105; Section VII; Subsection A (1) and (2).

Damage to Property

General Order 105; Section VI; Subsection B (2)

General Order 105; Section VI; Subsection B (2) for failure to protect property: SUSTAINED

The investigation disclosed a preponderance of the evidence that PO Liberatore did not protect property and in fact recklessly caused damage to property; in violation of General Order 105; Section VI; Subsection B (2).

Conduct

General Order 105; XXXVI; Subsection B

General Order 105; XXXVI; Subsection B for failure to control temper: SUSTAINED

The investigation disclosed a preponderance of the evidence that PO Liberatore was not tactful in the performance of his duties, did not control his temper, and did not exercise the utmost patience and discretion, nor prevent himself from engaging in argumentative discussions even in the face of extreme provocation; in violation of General Order 105; Section XXXVI; Subsection B.