Niagara Gazette

Crime

February 21, 2013

Falls police officer charged for Genesee County assault

Niagara Gazette — A Niagara Falls police officer has been indicted by a Genesee County grand jury on felony assault charges.

Falls police officials confirmed that Officer Kelly Alcorn will be arraigned Tuesday in Genesee County Court in Batavia on charges of second-degree assault.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred during a concert at the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort on Aug. 25. Immediately after the incident, Alcorn was charged with a misdemeanor count of harassment. 

Prosecutors later upgraded the charge to third-degree assault, before the grand jury action.

Alcorn has been on administrative leave since her arrest. 

Falls police said on Wednesday that they have interviewed "all parties involved and are in the final stages of completing (an internal) investigation" of the incident. That investigation was described as "independent" of the criminal investigation.

In a statement, Falls police said, "We are keeping a close eye on the proceedings in Batavia. Privacy laws prevent further comment on the departmental investigation as well as any past or present discipline that may or not have been meted out regarding this incident."

In the statement, Falls Superintendent Bryan DalPorto said, "Actions such as the ones alleged in this incident are not acceptable for members of the Niagara Falls Police Department and will be dealt with appropriately."

The department declined any further comment and declined to discuss the specifics of the incident.

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