Upon the court-ordered release of the Troy PD Inspectional Services Bureau's report conducted by Joseph Centanni, James Caruso, corporation counsel for the city of Troy, issued a statement challenging the integrity of the report. James Caruso stated, “An independent, third-party review conducted by an experienced legal expert found that the (internal) report was fundamentally flawed and inconsistent with the facts of this case.”1
Troy Mayor Patrick Madden admits, finally, that French had sideswiped Thevenin's car causing him to crash but "rejects the conclusion by Internal Affairs Captain Joseph L. Centanni that French lied about his actions on the night he killed Thevenin."2
It is later revealed that the city hired former Glenville Police Chief Michael Ranalli to create the additional report.