In part three of Michael Bennyâ??s exclusive interview with Bill Cregg, the man who was first on the scene of the Clay carjacking, rape, and murder says he is taking action.
Bill Cregg hopes you remember when you first heard about the carjacking in Clay on March 14, 2013. He hopes you remember how the story of what happened continued to get worse and worse in the days that followed. Cregg, who was first on the scene that night and first to dial 911, recounted his actions in an exclusive interview with CBS 5's Michael Benny.
In the two months gone by since the horrifying attacks on Lori Bresnahan and a 10-year-old girl, Cregg has become an activist of sorts.
He, like many, is outraged about the series of systemic failures that appear to have taken place when it comes to the suspect, David Renz, 29, of Cicero.
The first thing we learned about Renz is that he was on pre-trial release on child pornography charges at the time of the crimes of March 14.
Then, it was revealed he
tampered with the GPS tracking
device that was supposed to allow federal probation officers to keep tabs on him.
Additionally, it came to light more recently that the federal probation office in Syracuse had a policy of routinely ignoring alerts of monitor tampering that were less than five minutes long.
On the state level, we've learned Renz had a sealed juvenile record involving a sex crime. Some prosecutors complain state law does not allow for quick access to those files.
Cregg wants to change all of this, and his activism is already paying off to some degree.
Congressman Dan Maffei has called for a Justice Department investigation into the Syracuse federal probation office. State Senator John DeFrancisco is proposing legislation that would speed up the access prosecutors have to sealed juvenile records involving sex offenses.
Cregg would like more people to get involved by writing and emailing lawmakers at every level of government.
View a copy of Cregg's letter to federal lawmakers.
View a copy of Cregg's letter to state lawmakers.
Here is how you can get in touch with lawmakers who represent Central New York:
Congressman Dan Maffei â??
â?? 100 North Salina Street, 1 Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY 13202
Senator Charles Schumer â??
â?? 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington D.C. 20510
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand â??
â?? James M. Hanley Federal Building 100 South Clinton Street Room 1470 PO Box 7378
State Senator John DeFrancisco â??
â?? 333 East Washington Street 800 State Office Building Syracuse, NY 13202
State Senator Dave Valesky â??
â?? 333 East Washington Street 805 State Office Building Syracuse, NY 13202
State Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli â??
â?? Room 840 333 East Washington Street Syracuse, NY 13202
State Assemblyman Al Stirpe â??
â?? 7293 Buckley Road Suite 201 N. Syracuse, NY 13212
There is one family sanctioned fund for the young victim in this case. If you are interested in donating, this is the fund:
Bresnahan Family Benefit Fund
C/O Community Bank NA
5966 State Route 31
Cicero, NY 13039
Watch Michael Benny's exclusive series of reports: (Family members of Bresnahan were made aware of this interview.)
Watch Part 1:
That Awful Night â?? Man first on scene of Clay horrors told young victim 'I'm a friend, and more friends are coming'
Watch Part 2:
The First Responders â?? Man first on scene of Clay horrors praises first responders who answered his 911 call for help