The Town of Ulster board will meet in special session Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. to vote on whether to release the contents of a police dashboard camera regarding a charge of speeding against county legislator Jennifer Schwartz Berky on May 24.
Berky, a Kingston Democrat, was stopped five months ago by town police on East Chester Street Bypass (Route 9W) near Aldi’s market in the early evening. She was charged with driving 43 mph in a 30-mph zone, according to authorities.
The dash cam depicts the 26-minute exchange between the officer and the driver. The state’s Freedom of Information Office has opined the contents of the police digital camera should be made public.
Representing Berky, Christopher Ragucci, an attorney with the Kingston firm of Mainetti, Mainetti and O’Connor, addressed the town board this Thursday night, October 20. He requested a postponement of action by the town board until November 20.
Berky, a Democrat, will be on the ballot for a second term on November 7.