Recorded conversations, phone records requested by attorneys in case of former Frankfort officer

By WKTV News

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - A former Village of Frankfort Police Officer will return to court on march 13 for a pre-trial hearing regarding accusations that he illegally obtained cell phone records of another officer.

Daniel Herrman, 39, a former officer with the Frankfort Police Department, has been charged with forgery and official misconduct after being accused of trying to obtain phone records of Samuel Ameduri III from Verizon Wireless in 2010.

Herrman claims that Ameduri had been making violent threats against people and that the cell phone records were important to look into those threats. Herrman claims he was looking into the records at the request of Frankfort Mayor Frank Morocco. The request for the records came after Ameduri, who denies threatening anyone, accused the then-Chief of Police Steve Conley of choking him during a February 2010 argument.

On Wednesday, February 15, Herrman made a brief appearance in Herkimer County Court, where a discussion was had in the judge's chambers. Herkimer County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Carpenter said that during that discussion, Herrman's Attorney, Michael Daley requested the phone records released by Verizon Wireless that are in possession of the D.A's office and Carpenter requested recorded conversations that Daley said his client possessed pertaining to the case.

Carpenter said that before today, his office was unaware that the recorded conversations even existed until Daley said he was in possession of them on Wednesday. The details of who was involved in those conversations and what they were about were not released.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for March 13 in Herkimer County Court at 9:30 a.m.

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