Letitia James urged to investigate speeding prosecutor who cursed out police officer

 April 29, 2024

While she prioritizes chasing Donald Trump, Letitia James is being urged to investigate an upstate New York prosecutor who was caught speeding and swearing at a police officer.

The entire city council of Rochester wrote attorney general James (D) a letter demanding a probe into Sandra Doorley, who was caught trying to pull rank during a traffic stop in Webster.

The Monroe County District Attorney called the cop an "a--hole" during the altercation, which was captured on his bodycam.

NY prosecutor caught pulling rank

The officer followed Doorley all the way home after she failed to pull over for driving 20 miles per hour above the speed limit in a 35-mph zone.

During the April 22 encounter in Doorley's garage, she admitted to speeding but said she didn't care. She made references to her official position.

"I don't really care," she said. "I'm sorry. I'm the D.A. I was going 55 coming from work."

The situation escalated when Doorley called the officer's boss, Webster Police chief Dennis Kohlmeier, and demanded to be left "alone." The officer conducting the stop patiently held his ground and reminded Doorley he was just doing his job.

"What is it you're so against me? I'm doing my job. You say you're a DA?" the cop asks.

Doorley told the officer to "just write me the ticket" and called him a vulgarity, while reminding him, "I am the DA." She also said she was stressed from prosecuting multiple murders in the city that day.

Embarrassed prosecutor apologizes

Doorley pled guilty to a traffic violation the following day before the video went public.

She has since apologized for her behavior, which caused an uproar and led to pressure from Governor Kathy Hochul (D) for a disciplinary probe. In a video apology, Doorley said she was referring the matter to a different prosecutor.

“We all have bad days and stress. And it was wrong for me to take it out on an officer who was simply doing his job,” Doorley said.

The entire city council of Rochester sent attorney general James a letter questioning Doorley's "fitness to serve" and calling for a probe.

James has a reputation for aggressive, often politically charged investigations, targeting President Trump's property and a Long Island county executive who banned transgenders from female sports. Investigating Doorley would seem like an easy way for James to recover some of her damaged credibility with the public. But Doorley is taking proactive steps to accept accountability that may head off further scrutiny.

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