Rochester, New York mayor is facing charges related to felony gun possession and child endangerment.

Embattled Mayor Lovely Warren 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. An unregistered handgun and semi-automatic rifle allegedly were found unsecured inside the couple’s home they share with their 10-year-old child, along with cocaine and $100,000 cash.

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The mayor’s home was raided in connection to a major seven-month-long drug investigation after Granison was allegedly pulled over with a large quantity of cocaine in his possession.


State police conduct a search and carry items out of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren’s home in May

Granison was arrested and hit with two drug charges and one gun charge. Both Warren and Granison were indicted by a grand jury following the raid where the cocaine, cash, and guns were found.

The Daily Wire provided these key takeaways from the press conference announcing the shocking news:

  • 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.

 

Ms. Warren has indicated that she will plead not guilty.

Mayor Warren’s name was in the news not long ago as the entire Rochester Police Department command staff announced they’d retire amid the ongoing riots last September. We reported that story here:

Happening Now: Entire Rochester Police Departments Command Staff Announces Retirement Amid Ongoing Riots

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