In December 2018, what is now known as the Ranalli Report, was commissioned by the city of Troy. This report refutes the Centanni report, completed in September 2018, and has not been made public as of September 2020.
Troy city leaders are declining to release a copy of a police expert's 19-page legal memorandum1 that they say refutes a searing internal affairs report that concluded a patrol sergeant forced a DWI suspect's car off the road in April 2016 and then lied about the circumstances that led him to fatally shoot the man.
The legal memorandum was prepared by Michael D. Ranalli, an attorney and former Glenville police chief who began his law enforcement career with the Colonie Police Department in 1984. He retired from the Glenville force in 2016.
Ranalli declined to comment to The Times Union on his Dec. 3, 2018, report that was addressed to Troy police Chief Brian Owens.
"That's up to them," Ranalli said, when asked whether the city could release the document.
John Salka, a spokesman for Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, declined to say whether there have been other instances in which the city had hired an outside consultant to review an internal affairs investigation. A city police source said that has not occurred in recent history.