The mayor of Rochester, New York, is being charged with felony gun possession and child endangerment.
An unregistered handgun and a semi-automatic rifle, as well as cocaine and $100,000 cash, were allegedly discovered unsecured inside the mayor’s house, which they share with their 10-year-old child.
Lovely Warren, the embattled mayor, and her husband Timothy Granison were both charged with criminal possession of a firearm, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of failure to secure firearms in a home.
After Granison was allegedly pulled over with a large quantity of cocaine in his possession, the mayor’s home was raided in connection with a major seven-month-long drug investigation.
In May, the state police searched Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren’s home and carry items out.
Following the raid where the cocaine, cash, and guns were found, a grand jury indicted Warren and Granison. Hit with two drug charges and one gun charge, Granison was then arrested.
Rochester Mayor and her husband are hit with charges of firearms possession and endangering a child https://t.co/7vU5yyEhgP
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 17, 2021
These key takeaways from the press conference announcing the shocking news were provided by The Daily Wire:
- Granison’s arrest was part of a seven-months-long investigation; he was not the initial target
- There were numerous warrants executed on Wednesday night, in addition to the Granison/Warren home. Seven locations were hit between Wednesday night and Thursday morning and more arrests are expected.
- At the time of the arrest, only the couple’s daughter was home, prompting questions from reporters concerning potential child endangerment charges in relation to the gun charge. Doorley refused to comment but noted more charges are coming.
- There have already been 2 kilos of crack cocaine confiscated from the busts, which equates to a street value of more than $60,000. Three firearms have been confiscated and more than $100,000 in cash was recovered.
- Doorley would not confirm nor deny Mayor Warren’s potential involvement in the investigation, including wire-tapping.
The Mayor indicated that she will plead not guilty.
Last September, when the Rochester Police Department command staff announced that they’d retire amid the ongoing riots, Mayor Warren’s name was in the news. That story was reported here by the 100PercentFedUp.