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Defendant: Martin Bailey (DOB 03/20/70)

Nov. 14, 2019 – Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Martin Bailey of Dutchess County was arraigned on a multicount indictment related to a physical assault on a Mount Vernon woman in September.

Specifically, Bailey, who is a Mount Vernon Police Sergeant, is charged with:

  • Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class E felony
  • Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, a misdemeanor
  • Assault in the Third Degree, a misdemeanor
  • Harassment in the Second Degree, a violation

Westchester County Court Judge George Fufidio presided. Bailey was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court again Nov. 26, 2019.

Background
On Sept. 21, 2019, the indictment alleges, Martin Bailey, while not on duty as a Mount Vernon Police Sergeant, got into a physical altercation with a woman in a private home he owns in Mount Vernon. In the assault, Bailey choked his victim. He is also charged with harassing her.

Later, during the investigation, prosecutors allege, Bailey presented a mobile audio recording of the Sept. 21 incident claiming his innocence. Pursuant to a search warrant, a subsequent forensic investigation revealed that Bailey had tampered with the audio by altering portions of it.

Bailey was arrested today by Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigators. Special Prosecutions Division Assistant District Attorney Christine Cervasio of the Domestic Violence Bureau is prosecuting the case.

 

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 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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