Distrust, Power Wrangling, and the Battle Over Rochester’s Next Public Defender
The Monroe County legislature’s president, Sabrina LaMar, has denigrated public defenders and shut them out of the now-eight-month-long process to appoint the next head of their office.
This article was published in partnership with the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
We’re caught in the middle of some kind of political gunfire here with Sabrina LaMar. She’s making our lives a living hell.
I don’t think anybody could say anything truly bad about me, because they don’t know me.
Staffers have repeatedly expressed their concern that Ms. LaMar speaks about an office she clearly does not understand and has not bothered to learn about.
What the hell is President LaMar doing? Daniel Prude represents the community that we represent, and you’re standing next to La’Ron Singletary?
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