Details of Windham eavesdropping case emerge
Mar 03, 2015 7:21 am
Michael Ryan is reporting in the Windham Journal details surrounding the arrest and indictment of Windham Town Supervisor Stacy Post have been released. Post was indicted by a Greene County grand jury Feb. 18 on 30 felony counts of eavesdropping, official misconduct and possession of eavesdropping devices. The report of Greene Co. grand jury was made public late last week. The report alleges Post had installed in February 2014 video-audio surveillance software and a camera/microphone on the town supervisor's computer located inside Windham town hall. The report further alleges Post secretly recorded both video and audio inside the supervisor's office beginning on Feb. 25 and continuing through Mar. 15, 2014. Most of the daily recordings began at 7 a.m., before the office was open for business, and continued uninterrupted until 11 p.m., and captured the private conversations of town board members, town employees, cleaning personnel and the general public. Post's exploits came to light after she asked a Windham police officer to help copy the audio-video files to a mobile flash drive. The police officer then reported the activity, which prompted the subsequent state police investigation. Post served as the Windham police chief until she assumed the position of town supervisor in January 2014. She will be arraigned March 10 in Greene County Court in Catskill on the felony indictment. Read the full story in the Windham Journal.