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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Portville officer pleads down in drug case

Brisbee to return to police department

By RICK MILLER, Olean Times Herald 

PORTVILLE — The officer who was in charge of the Portville Police Department has pleaded guilty to two noncriminal violations after being charged with two felony drug-related charges nearly a year ago.

Ronald Brisbee, 53, was arrested Sept. 23, 2015, on felony charges of fifth-degree criminal possession, sale of a controlled substance, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor. On Friday, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and a state Public Health Law violation of possession of a controlled substance outside its original container to satisfy the charges.

He was given a conditional discharge on the disorderly conduct charge and an unconditional discharge on the state Health Law violation.

Brisbee has been on administrative leave from his village police post. Mayor Emily Woodhead assumed administrative duties after Brisbee’s arrest.

State police investigators alleged Brisbee illegally possessed and sold pain medication to another person while on duty on Sept. 22, 2015. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the state police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Community Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Special Prosecutor John Nelson of Ellicottville told the Times Herald on Tuesday “state police did an excellent job investigating the case,” but that there were “significant issues with the complainant that jeopardized further prosecution.” He did not elaborate.

The mayor advocated for Brisbee’s return, Nelson said. “The village wanted him back.” Read more...

29 comments :

Anonymous said...

If he only had a job.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else would already be in jail serving their sentence. Sounds like special treatment. And to think he's getting his job back!! What a crock.

Anonymous said...

If I did what he did I would lose my job B.S

Anonymous said...

Sounds like he has a lot in common with Hillary.

Anonymous said...

That's odd, he looks like a nice person

ashley said...

Thats bullshit.

Anonymous said...

In the words of NWA, f*** the police. in cahoots with the right people if you can get someone hooked on prescription pain pills as a "cop" (more like rent-a-cop)and still keep your job. Oh and before you say I'll need them someday, um no. Police are only called after something happens. They are worthless to someone who is trained with multiple firearms thank you very much.

Yup said...

You people who post, if he only had a job, or odd looks like a nice person, it's old your a moron stop posting that, and he should sit in jail and not get his job back

Anonymous said...

I agree 4:14, it gets old & apparently that's the only two things they know what to say, ("if he only had a job" &
"Odd looks like a nice person") Yes, he needs to loose his job & he did the crime, he needs to do his time !!!!

Anonymous said...

"Odd he does look like a nice person!"

Anonymous said...

4:14,, It's "you're" not your,, you moron.

Anonymous said...

607 bully get a life

Anonymous said...

My God Jim.................

Anonymous said...

My God is God, not Jim!

Yup said...

Guessing it's you, guess you are a LITTLE smarter than I gave you credit for, but really, it's dumb as hell

Anonymous said...

He should be sitting in jail and loose his job let a person off the streets get arrested for the same shit and they will be in jail for 5 years dam

Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo!
Woo-hoo!
Woo-hoo!
He still looks like a nice guy!
Woo-hoo!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Obama...

Anonymous said...

He should be in prison with the rest of the drug dealers

Anonymous said...

Makes one wonder about the rest of Portvilles governing body-they all wanted him back--WOW

Anonymous said...

Did any of you even read the full article before posting?

Anonymous said...

He must have dirt on all of them.

Anonymous said...

You people need to read the full article before you come on here & start judging, condemning this man !!!!! Shame on each & everyone of you so-called Adults & self- righteous people!

Anonymous said...

Only half of Jims comments make it online, it's almost like the blog master had an agenda.

Anonymous said...

So wait a minute, state police say they can't further prosecute because of "significant issues with the complainant" and the mayor wants him back?

Sounds like the Local Yocals intimidated whoever tipped off the State Police.

Typical BS.

Anonymous said...

If the prosecutor and State Police felt they had enough evidence to file charges against an "Officer in Charge", then there should have been more than just a "Witness Statement" (aka: story). So, what was this other evidence and why is it no longer being considered?

If, there was no other evidence, then why did the 2 agencies decide to charge Brisbee? The statement of an officer (especially an "Officer in Charge") generally holds more weight than a "regular" witness/complaintant.

So, is this a matter of the DA and State Police over-reaching or is this a matter of a cover-up. And what's with the "Non-Criminal" charges. Were they related to the original complaint? If so, what's the basis of those and do they hold more weight than the original charges.

Finally, if this is just a simple matter of a person filing a false claim, will the complainant be charged or is that going to be swept under the rug?

Anonymous said...

The "Non-Criminal" charge...according to the paper was disorderly conduct which you could be charged with for having a party that is too loud. it is a summary or violation level offense, kind of like a speeding ticket.

If the case fell apart so badly that a special prosecutor was forced to reduce two felonies to the equivalent of two loud noise tickets...it sounds to me like the prosecution was in CYA mode and trying to prevent a law suit for wrongful prosecution

Lets just say that other evidence that on it's face may have looked solid could have fallen appart when examined closely(like say, text messages sent from a spoof site or *67 blocked phone, edited audio recordings...ect)...as could the complainant's credibility if she changed her story over and over, as the prosecutor implied.

As for why would he plea out...

If the prosecution was determined to hold the line on the disorderly conduct charges to save their own ass from getting sued...he may have been able to beat that. But he has already been out of work for almost a year and paying a lawyer for all of that time. Would you take a loud noise ticket to just end it and stop having to pay for an expensive lawyer?

Anonymous said...

Also... if you are the state police and you just fell for a bs complaint that fell to pieces in your zeal to prosecute a "bad cop"

spent tens of thousands of dollars on a prosecution that turned out to be BS story and manufactured evidence...are you going to keep the wound open by publicly charging the complainant?

Maybe you just walk away and lick your wounds and hope the public is more focused on the charge "reduction" than on the complete waste of taxpayer dollars on a case that amounts to some kind of department policy violation and a disorderly conduct ticket.

Anonymous said...

I responded to only one person on here at first because I thought it was only one more on but you would be amazed at how many incompetent utterly stupid and completely ridiculous people are obviously not a single one of you know this officer obviously not a single one of you live in the village so obviously not a single one of you know that this man never did what they said he did we all knew it he was being set up and I got proven that he was being set up in court for those of you who keep saying oh if it were me I'd lose my job if it were me I'd be in jail that would be because most likely you wouldn't have fought he fought and proved he was innocent that's the main point he doesn't have friends in high places you idiot he's just a very good officer a very good man all of us here in the village who know him back him we back him because we know he didn't do it we back him because he's the best cop that ever happened here and as I said in my reply to one of the messages here when you're going through trouble and problems like a broken down car in the dead middle of winter a dangerous Acts annoying neighbors or you just move into the village and you have nothing to your name and he goes through his things to make sure you have at least something in your home when he stops to say hello to every villager to see how they're doing when he sits there and even listens to the most annoying villagers talk is here just to be there for them when he takes time out of his leisure time on his brakes and when he should be home spending time with his family to run out of the house to help somebody even with something as small as my cat ran away or I locked myself out of my car these are all situations everyone here in the village has gone through and these are all situations he has taken care of he goes through hell and back to protect the people of this Village not only that but he does everything he can to help them in things he doesn't have to it's not his job to leave his house at dinner time to help someone get into a car that's locked it's not his job to throw his food for lunch in the backseat of car I don't think literally and drive off to answer a call because to neighbors are arguing he goes beyond his job to protect and serve the people of this Village and I want to say I am proud of him and I couldn't be more happier when I heard the words he's coming back everyone in this Village is happy he's coming back at least those who are not criminals so how many of you are criminals that is you will forget these officers are still human these officers still have lives they still have a home to go to after work they still have families to get to they aren't superheroes with extraordinary strength and abilities they're just humans so stop saying officers are pieces of s*** officers are horrible people officers get what they want because the truth is that doesn't always happen if you knew the story of the last officer in this Village you would realize not every cop get special treatment and this one is no different he just proved he was innocent he has the right to have his job back it should have never been taken away from him in the first place he was wrongfully accused so stop criminalizing him and leave the poor man alone