Monroe County, NY Sheriff’s Deputy has No Comment When he’s Caught Illegally Parked, Blocking Fire Hydrant

By Davy V.

A Monroe County, NY Sheriff’s Deputy who illegally parked his cruiser 2467 in a clearly marked “NO STANDNG/NO PARKING” zone on Irving Place, off W. Main St., in downtown Rochester, blocking a fire hydrant, as he delivered coffee and baked goods to someone inside the Monroe County Executive Office building, didn’t know what to say when I confronted him Wednesday morning.

As I was downtown on business, I noticed the deputy illegally parking his cruiser on Irving Pl., and exit carrying a tray with what looked to be coffee cups, and some baked goods.

Since I was driving, I couldn’t safely take a photo or video, so I just chuckled to myself, and forgot about it, and proceeded to find parking.

Approximately a half hour later, when I was finished conducting my business, and as I was walking back to my car, I noticed the deputy’s cruiser was still parked in the same spot.

I crossed the street, took some photos and videos, and noticed a young woman dressed in some sort of security uniform walking past the cruiser.

Then, as the woman walked back, the Monroe County Sheriff deputy came around the corner, at which time I began recording.

You will hear the deputy say “Not on camera”, in response to my question “Deputy, can you explain why you parked illegally, blocking a fire hydrant?”, which didn’t come out on the video, because I hadn’t pressed record yet.

You then hear me repeat the question again, as well as ask the deputy for his name, several times.

Clearly not happy that his “above the law” behavior was caught on video, the deputy ignores my repeated request for his name, and walks away.

There you have it, Monroe County, your taxpayer dollars at work!


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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.