WENY News - Former Hornell Police Officer Charged for Allegedly Mishandling

Former Hornell Police Officer Charged for Allegedly Mishandling Handguns, Providing False Statements

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Hornell, N.Y. (WENY) -- A month-long investigation conducted by New York State Police have resulted in charges against a former Hornell police officer. 

According to state police, 46-year-old Jason Day was charged with Official Misconduct and Offering a False Instrument for Filing. 

The investigation was requested by Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker and involved the handling of evidence while acting in his official capacity as a police officer. 

Day allegedly failed to follow departmental policy and procedure in his handling of handguns, which have been voluntarily surrendered. 

During the course of the investigation, Day is also alleged to have provided a false written statement knowing that it would become part of the records of the New York State Police. 

Day was issued an appearance ticket returnable in the city of Hornell Court. 

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