Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Montagnino and Kim

Earlier today (November 23, 2022), your blogger posted a story criticizing the press conference held by Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner James Montagnino and Mayor Ron Kim regarding the shootings on Broadway early Sunday morning, November 20.

According to WNYT news tonight, a supreme court justice has issued a restraining order barring Montagnino, Kim, and all other Saratoga Springs public officials “…from releasing any more information, video or audio, and from commenting on evidence in the case.”

Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen says the unprecedented release of information regarding the Sunday morning officer involved shooting has had a chilling effect on witnesses and could taint the jury pool.

Heggen said, “I didn’t want to do this, but felt compelled to ensure the integrity of the investigation and protect the constitutional rights of all involved.”

WNYT 4:33 PM November 23, 2022

4 thoughts on “Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Montagnino and Kim”

  1. There appears to be a disconnect in our city government, and it all began in January with this new City Council. The inexperience is so evident. These supposedly well educated people, really haven’t learned much about their assigned positions. I must say that our current, and most recently past DPW Commissioners, have shown outstanding judgment and competency in running their department. I was hoping that the new Public Safety Commissioner would improve the efficiency of his department, but after almost a year, it appears we can expect more of the same. Finance and Accounts are also just whistling down the wind.

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  2. We are fortunate that DA Heggen was re-elected earlier this month. This is another example of the conscientious approach that she takes to issues confronting her office. Her experience and that of the SSPD should be respected by elected officials.

    Chris Mathiesen

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