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DA Soares and Local Law Enforcement Support of Proposed Resale Dealer “Local Law B”

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



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ALBANY, NY- District Attorney P. David Soares and local law enforcement announced support today for the passage of proposed “Local Law B” requiring the electronic reporting of transactions of precious metal exchange dealers and secondhand dealers in Albany County.

“Sadly, there are people in our communities who steal from neighbors and sell stolen items in exchange for cash at local pawn or re-sale dealer shops. The ability to track these stolen items will be a huge asset to law enforcement, and will help get the stolen items back to where they belong more quickly. In the midst of this opioid epidemic, we must support as many common sense public safety efforts as we can that deal with the reality of addiction and the collateral consequences that have a real impact on the lives of our citizens. The City of Albany has passed this law and its citizens benefit from the wisdom of their legislative body. The County of Albany deserves no less,” commented DA David Soares.

“This law will go a long way to assist victims of robberies and burglaries. It is also another tool for law enforcement to apprehend perpetrators quickly and hold offenders accountable,” commented Albany County Legislator Gary Domalewicz.

A vote will be taken in the County Legislature this evening. More information about the proposed “Local Law B” can be found here.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]