Statement from NYSPIA regarding Trooper Christopher Baldner

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2021

Albany NY — The following statement is attributable to Tim Dymond, President of the New York State Police Investigators Association

“The decision to hold New York State Police Trooper Christopher Baldner without bail is unconscionable. Each day New York State courts release hundreds of dangerous, violent criminals back on to the streets; however, a New York State Trooper, who poses no flight risk or danger to the community, is being held without bail. It is beyond comprehension what would provoke this decision other than a judge bending to the significant pressure of elected officials and the media. Ultimately, the courts will decide Trooper Baldner’s guilt or innocence regarding the tragic accident that occurred, but in the interim, it would seem that he is being held more as a political prisoner than as a citizen presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”