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Greene County DA investigators now have surveillance recording of Jones police station incident

Nov 10, 2021 6:00 am

Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media that the Greene County District Attorney’s Office now has in its possession the surveillance footage of the October 30 incident at the Catskill police station. In that incident, Catskill resident Jason Jones was allegedly set alight when unidentified police officers used a stun gun on him inside the station. “We’re taking a look into the whole case to see if there’s anything to investigate,” Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione said. Jones’ family is also waiting to review the security camera footage, their attorney, Kevin Luibrand of the Luibrand Law Firm in Latham, said. Stanzione confirmed November 8, that his office had obtained the surveillance recording from police department and that investigators are examining the recording. The contents of the recording could play a major role in how or if the investigation moves forward, the DA said. It is alleged that Jones, 29, entered the Main Street police station at around 1:30 a.m. on October 30, and doused himself in hand sanitizer. Police say he then became hostile, turning on the officers on duty. Jones is currently being treated at the Clark Burn Center at SUNY Upstate Medical Center Hospital in Syracuse for his injuries. Stanzione said his office has been unable to obtain an update on Jones’ condition, which was listed late last week as serious. Luibrand, Jones’ attorney, said this week that he had no update on his client's condition to provide. The DA’s office is not placing a timetable on the completion of the investigation, Stanzione said. “...It’s whatever time is necessary. We just do that based on the nature of the information we receive.” Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.