Senator Schumer calls on Judiciary Committee to investigate Probation Departmentâ??s handling of Renz case
Lawmakers are responding to our series of exclusive interviews this week with the man who was first on the scene the night of the Clay horrors.
Senator Charles Schumer (D, New York) says Lori Bresnahan would be alive today if the Syracuse Federal Probation did its job properly. Schumer told CNY Central that he is now calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to do a full-scale investigation into the Probation Department, calling the case "outrageous."
David Renz had allegedly tampered with his GPS monitoring device 46 times prior to that night, and the Syracuse Federal Probation Office had a policy of ignoring many tamper alerts. Renz had managed to get out of his GPS bracelet the night prosecutors say he abducted Bresnahan, stabbed her to death and raped a 10-year-old child.
"Why did this happen here in CNY? How widespread is it occurring here in CNY and in other places? And, what can be done to prevent it from happening again?," said Schumer. "The Renz case is a classic. There is somebody not alive today who should have been if the Probation Department was doing their job."
Renz was allowed to remain free while he faced federal child pornography charges. He was supposed to be watched using the electronic monitoring device.
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
Watch Part 3: Taking Action â?? Man first on scene of Clay horrors says 'someone fell asleep when it comes to Lori Bresnahan and the little girl'
Here is how you can get in touch with lawmakers who represent Central New York:
Congressman Dan Maffei â?? Email â?? 100 North Salina Street, 1 Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY 13202
Senator Charles Schumer â?? Email â?? 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington D.C. 20510
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand â?? Email â?? James M. Hanley Federal Building 100 South Clinton Street Room 1470 PO Box 7378
State Senator John DeFrancisco â?? Email â?? 333 East Washington Street 800 State Office Building Syracuse, NY 13202
State Senator Dave Valesky â?? Email â?? 333 East Washington Street 805 State Office Building Syracuse, NY 13202
State Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli â?? Email â?? Room 840 333 East Washington Street Syracuse, NY 13202
State Assemblyman Al Stirpe â?? Email â?? 7293 Buckley Road Suite 201 N. Syracuse, NY 13212