OPD Report Finds November 2017 Death “Accidental Overdose”
On October 2, 2018 the City of Oneonta Police received the final report as approved by the Medical Review Board from the New York State Commission of Correction regarding the in custody death of Kenneth Faulkner on November 2, 2017. The report states “ACTIONS REQUIRED: That this case be closed as an accidental overdose.” This report finds no fault in policy, procedure or actions of the officers and does not recommend any modification on policy or procedure. The findings are based on the independent investigation from the Commission of Correction with full cooperation from the City of Oneonta Police Department.
This report is in agreement with the findings of the City of Oneonta Police Departments investigation.