Dispute simmers over Syracuse coach investigation

By Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A dispute between a prosecutor and police over records related to the sexual abuse investigation of Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine won't be settled this week.

Attorneys for Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick and Mayor Stephanie Miner appeared Tuesday before state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Murphy. He ordered the proceeding sealed.

Fitzpatrick issued a subpoena for records from a police investigation of the matter in 2002. Miner says the city police department will do a thorough investigation and won't turn over records in a "piecemeal" fashion to any entity, including the prosecutor.

Both sides are due back in Murphy's chambers next Tuesday.

Two former ball boys for the Syracuse basketball team say they were molested more than 25 years ago by Fine. Fine has called the charges "patently false."

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