In June, New York Supreme Court Justice Mark Grisanti and his wife got into an argument with neighbors and the cops were called. One cop tried to handcuff the wife. Her husband, shirtless and angry, shoves him away in bodycam footage released by Buffalo P.D. Then he threatens to use his position, and those of relatives of the force, to punish the officers involved: "you'll be sorry."
I wonder what it is about New York Supreme Court Justice Mark Grisanti that means New York Supreme Court Justice Mark Grisanti wasn't charged with a crime.
Grisanti and his wife were both handcuffed and placed in the back of police cars, but on July 8, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn Jr. announced that he was not charging anyone with a crime.
But new body camera footage obtained by the I-Team through a Freedom of Information Law request shows that Justice Grisanti admitted to shoving a police officer, repeatedly stated that he has family ties to the Buffalo police force and even invoked a friendship with Mayor Byron W. Brown as he sought lenient treatment for himself and his wife. In the body camera footage, Grisanti repeatedly states that his daughter and son-in-law are police officers, as does his wife, Maria Grisanti. …
"You better get off my f—ing wife," Mark Grisanti yells. "My daughter and my son are both Buffalo police officers…I'll call them right now."
Bearing in mind the generally prevailing standards, just imagine how absolutely filthy Buffalo's police and prosectors are. It's not Grisanti's first rodeo. Footage of him at a casino brawl went viral in 2012.
Here's the full, two-hour bodycam recording of the incident. (The cops are, as you will see, just as foul-mouthed, belligerent and threatening as anyone else at the scene.)