Troy Councilman: Mayor doesn't take crime seriously enough

Updated: 08/28/2014 6:14 PM
Created: 08/28/2014 9:03 AM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

 Is the city of troy becoming the Wild, Wild West or are police doing their job?

The issue has become a hot topic of conversation.

At last count, city detectives have half a dozen unsolved homicides, plus a string of puzzling arson cases.

Thursday Mayor Lou Rosamilia stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Police Chief John Tedesco to reassure the public everything that can be done is being done.

But some city council members aren't so sure about that.

The most recent incidents include a shooting on Jacob and Eight streets earlier this week and a Lansingburgh couple who were murdered last week. Both those crimes remain unsolved.

Earlier this summer, Eshane Walker, 16, was stabbed to death during a party in the city. An 18-year-old was arrested in that case.

The city has a curfew that requires anyone 18 or younger to be inside by 10:30 p.m. on weeknights and 11:30 p.m. on weekend nights.

Some residents say police need to be more aggressive with enforcement.

Troy’s police chief says despite the impression crime is rising in the city, the actual statistics remain largely unchanged.


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