City of Rochester
(Thursday, June 14, 2012) – Following an investigation conducted by the City’s Office of Public Integrity, criminal charges were filed today against 911 Dispatcher Matthew P. Gizzi. He has been charged with Computer Trespass, a class E- felony, stemming from an incident that occurred on March 29, 2012.
Mr.Gizzi is charged with accessing a 911 computer system to gain information for personal use. The 911 computer system is meant to be utilized only for use in official situations to aide in first responder responses.
“It is imperative that we safeguard our citizens’ privacy by insuring that our computer systems and the information they contain are utilized only as needed and only for official purposes,” said OPI Director George Markert. “The City of Rochester requires its employees to act legally and ethically.”
Mr. Gizzi, 37, has been a Dispatcher for 16 years and has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation. He will be arraigned in City Court on June 19.
News Media: For more information, contact OPI Director George Markert at 428-7245.