Leadership questions remain for Albany LEAD arrest-diversion program
By Eduardo Medina| via Albany Times Union
January 28, 2021
ALBANY – City leaders are planning changes in management for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program because of racial disparities in the way it is deployed, a move that has caught LEAD community partners off guard.
Brian Shea, chief of operations for Mayor Kathy Sheehan, stated in a letter to the Times Union that Sheehan is “disappointed with the program’s shortcomings” and will effectively take greater control of it.