March 30, 2008
In a voicemail message to Joseph Candoloro, Albert Rossi mentions that the IA investigation #1A176495U "was killed from upstairs." By logging into GPD SID as Glenn Barhyte and searching for the investigation number, the document could be found.
Official Investigation into Use of Deadly Force by Gotham Police Officer
CASE FILE # 4591023XN
INVOLVING OFFICER: Officer # 38739GPD, Sergeant Frank Notaro
DATE: May 13
Officer Frank Notaro testifies that he was walking home from a late movie at 2AM down Jackson Street in Downtown when he heard gunshots. He ran to the sounds, which is the alley in the 1300 block of Jackson between Columbus and Madison. There, he witnessed a man holding a semi-automatic weapon shooting at passers-by. One man was hit already and on the ground. Notaro says he raised his service revolver and shot the man within seconds. Notaro says he was defending the lives of citizens and felt as personal risk by the gunfire.
There are several inconsistencies in Sergeant Notaro's storiy [sic]. The gunshot which killed the shooter, Richard Lukas Gould, appears to have been shot from a maximum of ten feet away. Yet Gould was found dead forty feet from the entrances of the alley on Jackson and Columus [sic]. Thus, Notaro would have had to brave semi-automatic gunfire as he moved forward for up to thirty feet and then shot the man from ten feet away, which seems improbable. As well, the injuries to the passersby do not seem consistent with the incident report. Analysis of the shots to the foot and thigh of the two injured passersby reveals that the gunshot was from a different caliber weapon from the one retrieved at the scene.
The inconsistencies in the story by Officer Notaro demand investigation. I recommend an expanded probe into the incident and the suspension of Officer Notaro until conclusion of probe.
Probe rejected for budgetary reasons
Case file declared closed