Anthony Alvernaz

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Service Record

Elmira New York Police Department

Rank Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Chief, Interim Chief (2021), Chief (2021).[1]
Dates of Service February 1996 - January 9, 2023.[2]
Salary $142,550 (2022)[3]
Last Known Status Terminated[4]

Incident Reports

2022 Unknown Incident

News report with body-worn camera footage

On December 9, 2022, officers were dispatched after several 911 hang-up calls. During the investigation, a man ran from the residence without shoes. Officers took the man into custody and transported him to the hospital for treatment of injuries to his feet.[2]

The incident was captured on body-worn camera.[2]

On January 4, 2023, a copy of the video was given to the city manager.[2]

Response Timeline

On January 9, 2023, the city manager declared that Alvernaz's conduct during the incident and the investigation showed "unprofessionalism and insubordination" and Alvernaz was given the option to resign or to be terminated.[2]

On January 9, 2023, Alvernaz chose to be terminated.[4]

On March 29, 2023, body-worn camera footage was released showing Alvernaz blocking the fleeing man's path with his car and then kneeling and sitting on the man's back. Alvernaz sets his handgun on the ground next to the suspect while the man was being handcuffed.[5]

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