In The News

All news

Albany County Grand Jury Declines to Indict in Donald “Dontay” Ivy Death

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

October 28, 2015



Albany County Grand Jury Declines to Indict


in Donald “Dontay” Ivy Death 




ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares today announced that an Albany County Grand Jury cleared Albany Police Officers of any criminal wrongdoing in the death of Donald “Dontay” Ivy.

The Grand Jury declined to indict Officer Joshua Sears, Officer Charles Skinkle, Officer Michael Mahany, and Officer Mathew Haker for their conduct during the incident with Donald “Dontay” Ivy in the early morning hours of April 2, 2015.

“The members of the Grand Jury considered all of the evidence presented to them and ultimately determined that the officers involved in this matter were not criminally responsible for the death of Mr. Ivy,” commented DA Soares.

“I would like to thank the Grand Jury for their service to the people of Albany County.  This case presented us with a tragic set of circumstances and was fully and thoroughly investigated by my staff.”

Chief Assistant District Attorney David Rossi presented this case to the Grand Jury.

For more information, please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710.


Map of canvassed area


Letter to Honorable Kathy Sheehan and Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox