Geneva cop’s court appearance delayed a week

No jail time, but three years probation.

A court appearance for the Geneva cop accused of choking a woman to the point of unconsciousness was rescheduled from this week to Monday, January 13th at 1:30 p.m.

That’s when Jack Montesanto, 40, is expected to enter a guilty plea, or head to trial for the charges against him. He’s accused of criminal obstruction of breathing stemming from the incident, which occurred on July 23rd.

He responded with another office for the report of a noise complaint. The woman at the residence was eventually taken into custody.

Geneva Police Chief Mike Passalacqua learned of the alleged incident two days later and suspended Montesanto with pay, as reported by the Finger Lakes Times. He requested that the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office handle the investigation, and later, Montesanto was placed on unpaid suspension.

Meanwhile, the DA’s Office has made the recommendation of three years probation — and no jail time if he pleads guilty. Canandaigua City Court Judge Jackie Sisson Sherry is presiding over the case.


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