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Batavia City Hall whistleblowers will be protected by a revised policy to be voted on by City Council tonight.
The city’s auditing firm has recommended adoption of a formal non-retaliation policy.
It is intended to protect City Officers and employees against retaliation for reporting improper or potentially illegal activity within city departments.
Council meets at 7 tonight in City Hall.
The public is welcome to speak at the beginning of the meeting.
You need to first sign-in with the City Clerk.

Police Blotter:
26-year-old Matthew Derrick of Maple Street, Batavia: he’s in the Genesee County Jail this morning facing charges of Criminal Contempt and Criminal Mischief.
Batavia Police say Derrick was hauled in yesterday for allegedly violating a stay away order and while being processed, police say, he started trashing police station property.

Jason Schafer, 23,  of Geneseo: he was pulled over in Batavia on Friday night.
Police say they discovered more than $2,600 of untaxed cigarettes in the car. 
Schafer faces charges of evading taxes.

Congressman Anthony Weiner's colleague's on Capitol Hill are not the only ones calling for him to resign. 
Protestors gathered outside his office in Queens yesterday calling for him to step down in the wake of the controversy surrounding him. 
Senator Chuck Schumer, a big supporter of Weiner stopped short of calling for Weiner's resignation. Schumer called the situation, "heart breaking."
Weiner admits to lying about a long history of indecent Internet communications with several women.

A motorcycle crash has claimed the lives of two Alden residents over the weekend. 
29-year-old Christopher Marchewka and his passenger 29-year-old Maureen O'Grady, both of Alden, were killed in the wreck in the Town of Wales early yesterday morning. 
Investigators say Marchewka lost control of his machine on Big Tree Road at about 4:15a.m. Police continuing to determine just what happened.

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