HARRISON – A Harrison Town Board candidate said his Freedom of Information Act request to see the town’s budget and other financial documents was met with threats of arrest, according to lohud.com.
Christopher Rodier, a Democrat, said a detective told him a complaint had been filed regarding his FOIA request and that if he failed to turn himself over to authorities, he would be arrested, according to lohud.com.
Rodier alleges the threat took place Oct. 12 after he inquired about the difficulty of obtaining the financial information from Harrison’s financial records, according to lohud.com, which reported that Rodier claims to have done nothing worthy of an arrest.
Rodier said he initially set an appointment with police on Oct. 17 but canceled after consulting with his attorney, according to lohud.com, which reported that he has not been arrested or charged with any crimes in connection with the FOIA request.
Frank Allegretti, Harrison’s town attorney, has denied any wrongdoing on the town’s behalf, according to lohud.com.