Rochester, NY Taxpayer Dollars at Work: RPD Truancy officer Frank Coriddi Caught on Duty, Playing Hookie!

By Davy V.

You just never know where you will find an on duty Rochester, NY Police officer, misusing taxpayer dollars.

But a hardware store which sells and services lawn and garden equipment, would not have been on my top 10 list.

Well, it should have been.

You see, that’s exactly where I happened to see Rochester, NY Police officer Frank Coriddi Monday morning around 9:00 am.

Coriddi, who works with the RPD’s truancy division, pulled the RPD’s YS-2 Chevy van into Wilson’s hardware located at 812 Monroe Avenue, and got out carrying lawn and garden equipment, including what looked to be a long orange chainsaw.

I thought it would be interesting to ask officer Coriddi exactly what he was doing at the hardware store, bringing in lawn and garden equipment, on duty.

Although the video below didn’t catch the first 20 seconds, here’s how that part of the conversation went:

Me: Good morning officer, can I ask you a question?

Coriddi: (hesitant) sure.

Me: Did you just bringing in lawn and garden equipment here?

Coriddi: Yes.

Me: Personal equipment, on duty?

Coriddi: Yes, but I can’t talk to you Davy.

Coriddi then starts to walk away which is where the video starts.

It’s interesting that Rochester, NY Police officer Frank Coriddi’s job, is basically catching kids that play hookie by not going to school.

Seems to me, officer Coriddi likes to play hookie too.

Only difference is, he does it on Rochester taxpayer dollars.


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Davy V.

Davy V. is a Cuban-American Filmmaker, Video Producer, Photographer and Freelance Writer, best known for using the power of video and film to expose Police Brutality, Corruption and Misconduct. The son of the late Mario Vara, a community activist who for years fought against Police Brutality and Misconduct in Rochester, New York, Davy V. got his start in Television and Video by tagging along and working camera for his father's cable access television show, "La Voz Del Pueblo" (The Voice of The People). Davy V. later went on to produce and host "KEEP IT ON THE REEL", a cable access TV show with a mix of Hip Hop as well as issues affecting African-Americans and Latinos in Rochester, NY, such as Police Brutality and Misconduct. Some guests on the show included Treach, KayGee and Vinnie of Naughty by Nature, Method Man, Funkdoobiest, Da Youngstas, and the Rottin' Razkals. Davy V. won the U.S. ACM Video Festival Award for his Documentary, "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" about the Rochester, New York Police Department and their long history of misconduct, corruption and unnecessary killings of unarmed innocent citizens. "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" and Davy V.'s follow up, "R.P.D.: Badges of DISHONOR, CORRUPTION and MURDER!" were both screened at the National Hip Hop Political Convention at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Davy V.'s work has been featured in publications such as THE SOURCE Hip Hop Magazine, URBAN AMERICA Magazine, The Ave. Magazine, Insider Magazine, La Voz Newspaper, Minority Reporter Newspaper, CNY LATINO Newspaper, DOWN Magazine, as well as on television news stations, and programs such as CNN and Inside Edition. In addition to his freelance writing, Davy V. also writes a monthly Op/Ed Column for LA VOZ Magazine and Minority Reporter Newspaper. In June 2012, Davy V. joined Cop Block as a regular contributor.