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Nine Arrested in Disturbance at Broome Legislature Meeting

The Broome County Division of Security today released the following information regarding the situation that occurred on Thursday, November 21, in the Broome County Office Building regularly scheduled meeting of the Broome County Legislature. County Security officials were aware of the potential large crowd expected to attend and prepared to safely accommodate county elected officials, employees and visitors at the open, public meeting. Law enforcement worked to maintain occupancy limits per NYS Fire Code and make sure there are adequate entrances and exits to the chambers of the Legislature. Upon efforts to start the public meeting of the Broome County Legislature, security officials reported it became clear quickly that some attendees would not adhere to directives from the Broome County
Division of Security thus creating hazards and unsafe conditions during the meeting. Broome Security was assisted by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, Binghamton Police Department and New York State Police. Law enforcement personnel worked together to provide security in and around the Legislative Chamber and maintain order so the Legislative meeting could proceed.

A total of nine (9) arrests were made by responding law enforcement agencies.

Broome County Sheriff’s Office
Brian Q. McQuaid, 20
Washington St.
Binghamton, NY
Charges: Obstructing governmental administration, misdemeanor
Resisting arrest, a misdemeanor

Quinton T. Archer, 28
Audubon Ave.
Binghamton, NY
Charges: Obstructing governmental administration, misdemeanor
Resisting arrest, misdemeanor

Carinne M. Vizvary, 30
Lower Stella Ireland Road
Binghamton, NY
Charges: Obstructing governmental administration, misdemeanor
Resisting arrest, misdemeanor

Broome County Division of Security
Andrew J. Pragacz, 31
Haendel St.
Binghamton, NY
Charge: Disorderly conduct, violation

Binghamton Police Department
Shannon B. Borucke, 21
Seminary Ave.
Binghamton, NY
Charge: Resisting arrest, misdemeanor

Shanel A. Boyce, 29
Sherwood Ave.
Binghamton, NY
Charge: Disorderly conduct, violation
Resisting arrest, misdemeanor

Nicole Paolillo, 23
Vestal Ave.
Binghamton, NY
Charge: Obstructing governmental administration, misdemeanor

Chloe M. Mahar, 20
Ridge Terrace
Albany, NY
Charge: Disorderly conduct, violation

Mairead E. McCarran, 21
Clarke St.
Binghamton, NY
Charge: Resisting arrest, misdemeanor
Those arrested individuals were transported to the Bing