Thursday, December 10, 2015

'No Apologies: Merritt Rahn Breaks His Silence'



HEAR FROM HIM TONIGHT!

Former Greece police chief Merritt Rahn sat down with Time Warner Cable News anchor Casey Bortnick in an exclusive interview to air Thursday night at 6 & 10 PM on Time-Warner Cable News.



"Rahn served 28 months of a five year prison sentence for tampering with public records, falsely reporting an incident, and official misconduct. He maintains his innocence and shares his version of these events in the Time Warner Cable News special "No Apologies: Merritt Rahn Breaks His Silence."  
Rahn not only denies covering up a crash involving one of his officers, he says he strongly opposed the hiring of another officer who was later convicted of using his badge to try to coerce two women into having sex. Rahn's former deputy chief believes the depositions from a recently settled civil trial against the town of Greece shed new light on Rahn's case.
"Somebody's not telling the truth. That's one of the reasons I support Merritt. I know what went down during that 2009 incident and my feeling is that he was not treated fairly," said Bill Mackin.
"I think the whole shredding thing and the gun being stolen and not reporting it on time was all just puff. I think it was a political trial and I think Auberger didn't go in and tell the truth about things," said John Parrinello, Rahn's attorney."

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shakey damn sure didn't want Piglet, he had already commanded Piglet at the City before Shakey was Lieutenant for a day so he could go to Ogden.

Anonymous said...

Who was the Lt they were conducting an internal investigation on? Is that Lt still on the force and has been been promoted?

Anonymous said...

I don't feel sorry for Rahn at all. He should have grown a set of balls and spilled all he knew when all this crap was going on. He CHOSE to go to prison by keeping his mouth shut and thinking Hairburger and others were going to protect his ass. He is as corrupt as all the rest. He gets no sympathy from me.

george hubbard said...

To: SCATS

1. Greece Town Board essay said (GP 11/12), “The 2016 proposed budget – No tax increase for residents.”

1a. Hubbard said (GP 11/26), budget shows levied taxes rise more than $300K.

1b. Paul Holahan, Dir of finance said (GP 12/10), “The tax rates remain at or below last year’s levels, and this determines what any individual property owner will pay. Tax rates did not to up.”

1c. George says, “2016 tax bills will depend not on TAX RATES alone, but also taxable value ASSESSMENT. If an ASSESSMENT goes up, the 2016 tax bill will go up... even if TAX RATES remain at or below 2015 levels.”

1d. The GTB essay (#1 above) was specific Re: TAXES, not TAX RATES. Some residents, (but not all as the essay implies) will see no TAX increase.

Questions/comments invited.

Geo H.

SCATS said...

To 6:20AM ~~ I didn't see this as an attempt to elicit sympathy, but as one to say "Merry Christmas!" to those (Auberger, Trowbridge & Parrinello) who stabbed him in the back from his viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

Geo H.

How many houses were reassessed higher going into 2016?

Anonymous said...

@7:53. MR was referring to Chatterton

Anonymous said...

The other "high ranking" member investigated for alleged crimes and promoted by Chief Phelan is Deputy Chief R.D.

Anonymous said...

Have yet to watch Rahn video but if anyone thinks that the police dept out here has changed think again. I wish the town would do away with them and have the Sheriffs take over. It would sure save the taxpayers allot of money. The Police show no fiscal restraint as the newspaper reported today that Sgt. who I believe is now Lt. Bittner made 168,128 last year. That is totally outrageous. Seems to be a free-for-all. The Sheriff who has a lot more responsibility is trying to get a raise and we have patrolmen here who make more than he does. Why are they getting paid so much? Where is the taxpayer outrage?

george hubbard said...

To: 11:27am Thanks for posting.

1. The budget summary handout (5pg F&B) at pubic hearing 11/10 shows:

___Total TAXABLE VALUATION:
1a. 2016= $5.07B... +3.47% in 2 yrs.
1b. 2015= $5.02B
1c. 2014= $4.90B

1d. If TAX RATE remains same yr/yr, clearly taxes collected annually.. increase +3.47% over 2 yrs.


2. No mention of number of assessment changes.


3a. Ques: Does your assessment change from 2015 to 2016?
3b. Ques: Do you know anyone who has an assessment change 2015 to 2016?

Questions/comments invited.

Geo H.

Anonymous said...

Can you remove the Geo H. comments. Not from George Hubbard and not on topic. I know where to post these issues.

Anonymous said...

Is this Chatterton the school district Chatterton? Thought he left as Capt. And if you are f"(k!ng serious can anyone show that background for school shows he isn't what might be inferred by 7:53 and 12:25?

Another wolf in our backyard and now responsible for watching our kids?

SCATS said...

To 4:44PM ~~ Nice try but they are from GH ;) YOU should be ashamed of yourself!

To 5:29PM ~~ Yup, Chatterton was a GPD Captain who became GCSD's security head.

Anonymous said...

You are wrong about Chatterton being the target. It was the LT in charge of the detectives. During his investigation, Lozynski discovered that he had traveled to Pittsburg with the department vehicle and took his family to a hockey game. He got caught because he stupidly used his town credit card to buy gas for the trip in Pennsylvania .
When confronted, he was given the choice of retirement or face charges. He wisely retired. Chatterton was A uburgers boy and snitch and untouchable by Rahn.

SCATS said...

To 6:16AM ~~ Do you mean SW?? I thought he was Auggie's pet mole!

Anonymous said...

He was but too many knew about the trip and they didn't dare cover it up so he took the easy way out and did Auburger a favor by not contesting the wrong doing. They could' t afford another media inspired scandal added to the Pignato, Joseph, Rahn scandal. He got off easy as it was as the evidence was ample to support the bringing of criminal charges and conviction.
This is what happens when cops like him and few others near the top, get sucked into politics and do the Devils dirty work and feel totally invincible
and think they can do anything with impunity . The morale here is that in politics , it's survival of people at the top with the most to lose that will always land on their feet as others involved will be the scape goats.The irony in this case, is the fact that had notten got greedy and left a damning paper trail by using the towns credit card for gas. Had he not been so stupid, chances are he might well have gotten away with it unless he had an accident in PA with the towns property. Even then, he might have been able to survive depending on the circumstances involved in the accident. The cover then could have been a contrived explanation of official police business in PA.

Anonymous said...

And by combining the STUPID factor of Greece PD washout command with the DUH ability of Greece Central Athletic District, the taxpayer takes it up the ass once more with an investment too obvious to wander off in somebody's truck sells at auction.
http://www.auctionsinternational.com/auction/6772/item/greece-csd-6772-41032

NOTE, these brilyunt MisAdministrators gave away a huge taxpayer asset last month Free auditorium seats that needed to go so somebody could buy new seats.

WHERE is the Mega Dollar Piano?

Does the BigBux TV studio get used?

Anonymous said...

So 6 years later MR decides he's going to tell the truth....and from speaking with people I have heard the reporter did no fact checking with court documents or he would have found a lot of lies. Who does MR take shots at? Everyone who had anything to do with initial coup. Sure plenty piled on after the fact but he couldn't take a shot at them all because there were too many. Everyone knows that MR and SC were like fire and water just like MR and SW. They were Auburger boys and didn't hide it. So why does he take a shot at RD? RD reported the shredding. If MR was so innocent in the shredding why didn't he come back to GPD to open his office when requested??? NYSP kicked in his door. If so innocent why not come out before trial and save a prison bid? More concerning is Mackin is now the Chief of Police in Sodus and that's been hush hush. Let's be done with it...6 years is long enough and there is plenty of stuff going on in the present.

SCATS said...

To 5:26PM ~~ He is the chief of SODUS POINT, not Sodus.

Anonymous said...

To 1:56. How about selling a Town owned tent for $2,500.00 so we could build a half million dollar plus pavilion that no one asked for. Oh yah it was FREE the State paid for it !

Anonymous said...

6:42PM or we could do nothing positive like the last 16 years. Is that what you want? We could not take the state grant and NYC would of gotten the money to do something, hey that's a better idea! Not!

SCATS said...

To 9:27AM ~~ So then, you 'think' it's a "positive" thing to take a grant & build something no one asked for or needed and pay the upkeep & service costs for years, maybe decades, while lying to the taxpayers about how it won't cost them a dime or raise their taxes??? You must work for GCSD lol

Anonymous said...

How do you know nobody wanted it.besides Scats inc. You know some of the critical comments made here are from people who voted for the present five member board make me sick. They complain about not having a vote on these expenditures while in reality they did. I'm sure , perhaps not all, voted for them every two years when they reelected them to the board. So I don't want to hear things like who authorized them to build a spray park, pavilion etc because they authorized when these five board members were elected..,
Until people in this town start to realize that one party rule negates the Democratic process., They are the enablers of those who can , will do and have done without discussion and descent , This stuff will continue unabated in the present form of closed dictatorial government until the town board is representative of the interests of all town residents.

Bill Roadblock said...

Hey pussicat.
It's further proof of the brilliance of the current Administration.

The pickelball palace was remodeled before it had a roof on, and,
there is room for a coffee kiosk under that roof too.

How much better can it get?

Juat wait till you see the new Police Building. It will improve
the crap attitude GPD has because they work from an old shit plant
now. Taxpayers will save money too, no more cost to transport
suspects from the PigPen to the Court.

I am the Greatest!
Super Bill

SCATS said...

To 1:20PM ~~ We're psychic & can read minds. We tried reading yours, but found nothing.

To 2:31PM ~~ You have to admit. Auggie is a TOUGH ACT to follow!!!

Auggie Dawgie said...

Hi Gang,
Miss me yet?

Let me tell you many Sr Citizens of Greece aren't getting Birthday Cards from Mr Grocery Cart sitting in my old office on the second floor.
They tell me about it when they come to my new place for Funerals.

Now "Super" Bill claims he's the Greatest. He sure grates on a lot of
Citizen's asses in Greece. Maybe he's bragging on his G R E A T chairspan.
Perhaps he will do a guest fill in for Santa, he sure won't need a pillow to
fill the costume. I used to get some sweet girls on my knee when I played Santa.

I really enjoy my new job consoling widows.
Feel free to stop by even if you don't know the deceased.
We'll shake hands and talk about the Good Old Days in Greece.

May your Christmas be Merry and your New Year bountiful.
Lord knows with me out of Town Hall you'll need bounty.
2016 Tax Bills will be in your mailbox right around January 2

Always at your service
Auggie Dawgie

Anonymous said...

To 1:20 PM I DID NOT vote for my current council person because there was only one person to vote for. so I voted for no one. Yes it is the democrats fault for not running someone but just because someone get elected does not mean they won. 3 of our 4 council people only need one vote to win in the last election!

To 9:27 AM BTW the grading & extra excavation and the entire stage area was built by Town employees and what about the lighting and sound systems .. That part was not a state grant. Lots and Lots of extra money spent.

SCATS said...

NOTE: Of course 7:01PM is NOT actually the real Auggie.

To 7:38PM ~~ Good points! Besides, no matter who wins, they are supposed to represent ALL, not just their supporters at any given moment ;)

Anonymous said...

SCATS said...

NOTE: Of course 7:01PM is NOT actually the real Auggie.

W H A T ?

How can it be?
7:01 speaks so much truth, and you deny he is THE Auggie?

Dear God, what next?

Will SCATS claim Santa is a fraud?

I'm heartbroken. I was planning to stop at a funeral just to shake hands and be inspired by the Augster.

SCATS said...

To 9:58PM ~~ By all means, make the trek. The real Auggie does work there. Fitting, no? lol

Anonymous said...

Merritt Rahn or Bill Mackin DID NOT write the search warrant for Nick Joseph's car. Pat Phelan and Steve Chatterton did. Merritt is a LIAR !