Attorney General James' Special Investigations And Prosecutions Unit Releases Report On Investigation Into The Death Of Gerard Roldan

Attorney General James’ Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit Releases Report on Investigation into the Death of Gerard Roldan

SCHOHARIE COUNTY – Today, Attorney General Letitia James’ Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit (SIPU) released its report into the death of Gerard Roldan, who died on November 9, 2018 after being struck by a vehicle operated by Patrolman Christopher Sniffen of the Cobleskill Police Department. After a thorough and comprehensive investigation, SIPU found no evidence of wrongdoing by Patrolman Sniffen and deemed the matter a tragic incident. Attorney General James released the following statement:

“The tragic death of Gerard Roldan is heartbreaking for his family and loved ones. The Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit (SIPU) takes its duty to fully investigate unarmed civilian deaths as described in Executive Order No. 147 with the utmost seriousness. SIPU conducts these investigations with the thoughtful deliberation and great care they deserve. That is precisely how our team conducted this investigation and drafted this report. To the family of Mr. Roldan, we offer our deepest condolences and hope that this report brings them some degree of closure.”