NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Michael S. TenEyck
Troop D Commander
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in Oneida announce the arrest of 27-year-old Vincent J. Cavalieri from Schenevus, NY, for Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, a class “A” misdemeanor.
On April 21, 2022, an Oneida County Grand Jury handed down an indictment charging Mr. Cavalieri (a former Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputy) with an incident that occurred on September 12, 2020, during an event that was held at the Grape N Grog in Camden, NY. Mr. Cavalieri, who was in an off-duty capacity, accidentally discharged his personally owned firearm in his pants pocket, resulting in the injury of two bystanders. The injuries to both bystanders, a 10-year-old girl, and her mother, were minor and both were treated at the scene and released.
At the time of the incident, Cavalieri was employed as an Otsego County Deputy. He is now employed as a police officer in Cooperstown.
Cavalieri was arraigned in Oneida County Court and was released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear back in Oneida County Court on April 27, 2022.