Former Board of Elections Worker Consents to Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal for Incident Inside Polling Place

Modified: July 21, 2022 12:40pm

7/21/2022

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that Buffalo City Court Judge Andrew C. LoTempio consented to an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal in the case against 74-year-old Betty Jean Grant of Buffalo. The defendant was scheduled to appear in Court this morning for a non-jury trial on the charge of one count of Harassment in the Second Degree (violation).

Defense counsel previously filed a motion, requesting that the Court dismiss the one count of Misdemeanor in Relation to Elections under New York State Election Law, which was granted by Judge LoTempio today.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office offered a 6-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, with the consent of the victim and her family, under the conditions that the defendant continue to her involvement in community service and provide a written apology to the victim. If the defendant abides by the conditions, the violation will be dismissed at a later date.

DA Flynn commends the Erie County Board of Elections for their assistance in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gary M. Ertel of the Public Integrity Unit.