Ogdensburg firefighter charged with harassment after making physical contact with city manager
BY JIMMY LAWTON
North Country This Week
OGDENSBURG – An Ogdensburg firefighter faces a harassment charge after he allegedly made physical contact with the city manager at the Sept. 28 city council meeting.
Mayor Jeffrey Michael Skelly referenced the incident in a letter to the public, but state police said there was a delay in the summons being issued due to conflicts in courts as the parties involved were both city employees.On Oct.14, 2020, state police served 52-year-old Brian L. Kirby of Ogdensburg with a criminal summons, which was issued by the Ogdensburg City Court.
Kirby is charged with second-degree harassment in relation to an incident that occurred on Sept. 28, at the Ogdensburg City Hall, where he subjected the victim to physical contact.
Kirby is scheduled to appear in the Ogdensburg City Court on Nov. 2, 2020.
The event occurred at the council meeting in which about 50 people were locked out of city hall due to capacity limitations related to the state’s COVID-19 restrictions.
At the meeting, which grew hostile, several members of the public were asked to leave or be removed by city police.