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Culick: Hatzenbuhler to be charged with disorderly conduct

Amsterdam Police Chief Greg Culick said yesterday that Fourth Ward Alderwoman Diane Hatzenbuhler will be charged with disorderly conduct, a violation, as result of an incident on Saturday morning on Main Street.  Witnesses and one police officer reported that Hatzenbuhler removed a street closure sign in front of the farmers’ market during a heated argument with the market manager.

Culick said that he notified Hatzenbuhler of the violation yesterday evening.

“[Hatzenbuhler] will receive a court summons and will most likely appear on Tuesday to answer a disorderly conduct charge,” said Culick.


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5 Responses to Culick: Hatzenbuhler to be charged with disorderly conduct

  1. AvatarThom Georgia says:

    And that should be just the beginning. I’d expect to see a charge filed for obstructing governmental administration. Hatzenbuhler used her position as a city official to not only purport performing an official police function, but did so through the use of intimidation, interference and physical force with market personnel. Textbook violation of the penal law!! Hopefully the AG’s office will look deeper into the matter when they read the complaint.

  2. AvatarMichael Vincent Lamendola says:

    Sounds like this alderwoman went off the rails and tried to use her office for unethical purposes. When caught, she said it was a “mistake,” just as it was a “mistake” when she failed to get a permit for fix her porch. I wonder how many other “mistakes” she has made, and I am also wondering if she will use her office to punish the police for charging her with a crime.

  3. Avatarrogo says:

    i guess she made a mistake for standing up for new paris shop. (business dowtonwn for a quite a few years) why was this farmers market not a some other venue ( holiday inn or some other parking lot.etc!!

    • AvatarRob Millan says:

      Regardless of where the farmers market was located, the alderwoman had no business removing those barricades and causing a scene. Those are two different issues. There is a proper channel through which to direct your discontent; taking matters into your own hands is not one of them.

  4. AvatarKen Mazur says:

    The current Common Council has tollerated Hatzenbuhler’s abuses of her authority since she took office. All I can say is: Russo=Hatzenbuhler=Barone