- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy won’t face any charges over an episode in which he followed and blocked off a driver, and she called 911 alarmed about what was happening.

Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen said Friday that McCarthy’s actions “raise concerns” but don’t rise to the level of illegality.

The Democratic mayor said he became suspicious after seeing a slow-moving car near his home early on May 19. He followed. Surveillance video later showed him blocking off the car in front of a police station.

Meanwhile, the driver called 911 and pleaded for help, saying she’d done nothing wrong.

McCarthy said Friday he’d maintained consistently from the start there was no basis for charges.

Heggen suggested McCarthy should have summoned police. He’s said he tried but had phone problems.



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