Notice of claim filed against Village of Frankfort & Police Department over cell records

By WKTV News

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Frankfort Village Police officer currently on leave has filed a notice of claim against the village and the police department, claiming one of its officers unlawfully obtained his cell phone records.

Officer Sam Ameduri claims that his confidential, personal cell phone records were fraudulently obtained by a Frankfort patrolman by falsely completing a 'emergency information request'.

The notice of claim alleges the police department did this in order to gain leverage in preparing to question Ameduri regarding another notice of claim in which he targets former Village Police Chief Steven Conley, whom Ameduri claims assaulted him.

"Mr. Ameduri is technically still an employee of the Village of Frankfort Police Department. An employer has no right to surreptitiously obtain confidential records of its employees without consent or court order, regardless of the future possibility of litigation," says Ameduri's attorney, Ricardo Mauro, of Utica.

Attorneys for the village of Frankfort and the current police chief have not yet returned our calls.

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