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Albany Mayor To Residents: Call City Hall When There's A Problem

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says city hall was never notified about a house that was reportedly the site of numerous police calls leading up to a violent interaction with a city police officer in March. 

Albany police officer Luke Deer was charged with physical assault for his actions while responding to a house party on First Street in March. Neighbors claimed police have answered multiple calls to that address.  "The level of complaints from the neighbors regarding that house is stunning that city hall was never notified. We were unaware of that situation," said Mayor Sheehan, who adds there are civil means of dealing with the problem. She says code enforcement and the law department are "working on it."

"Nobody should have to live on a block where they are subject to disturbances, loud parties, late at night."

Sheehan advises citizens "call city hall" when there's a problem.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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