Hamburg Police Captain Charged with Obstruction

Captain involved in domestic dispute earlier this month

Tom Puckett
May 20, 2019 - 4:40 pm

Hamburg, NY (WBEN) A Hamburg Police captain is on unpaid suspension after he was arrested following a domestic dispute over the weekend.

42-year-old Christopher Monaco of Town of Hamburg has been arraigned before Hamburg Town Justice Gerald P. Gorman on one count of Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, a Class “A” misdemeanor.

Prosecutors say on May 11th, Hamburg Police responded to a domestic disturbance at Monaco’s home on Bender Court after receiving a 911 hang up call. Upon their arrival, Monaco attempted to prevent the officers from conducting their investigation by ordering the victim, his wife, to not provide a statement.

Monaco is scheduled to return on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. for further proceedings. He was released on his own recognizance. The judge did not issue an order of protection on behalf of the victim.

If convicted on the charge, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 1 year in jail.

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