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Personnel records requested in case of former RPD captain accused of murder

Posted at: 04/30/2013 2:43 PM

The Rochester Police Department could be asked to release personnel records of a former captain accused of murder.

Prosecutors in Herkimer County have asked a judge for permission to look at Michael Leach's files from his 26-year career with the Rochester Police Department. Those files would include information about Leach fatally shooting a teenage girl who was reportedly carrying a knife early in his career.

Leach was cleared of any wrongdoing in that case and retired from the department in 2001. He's charged with shooting and killing his son, Matthew, inside a motel room in Old Forge last July.