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Onondaga County legislators blast DOCCS over parolee manhunt in Cayuga County-area

Spurred by the search for convicted rapist Christopher Block who absconded from parole supervision in July, the Onondaga County Legislature passed a resolution Tuesday calling on the agency that lead the search to better its communication with the public.

The resolution requests that the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision “improve collaboration” with local, state, tribal and national law enforcement agencies in situations when violent offenders abscond while on parole. It also asks that DOCCS immediately alert the local community in those circumstances by enacting a “specific targeted communication protocol.”

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