"On September 15th I was at Lutheran Church on the official business of being a certified Poll Watcher (pursuant to provisions of Section 8-500 of the Election Laws of the State of New York), on behalf of City Council candidate Michael Cohen.
At approximately 9:15 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church – in use as a primary election polling site – Dennis Gallagher pushed past me while saying, “get out of my way, you f---ing jerk.” Once in front of me, he then turned his face to me and we had a “staring contest”.
Gallagher had me squeezed between himself and a chair or table behind me. I felt very threatened. I know Gallagher, his criminal history, and consider him to be dangerous.
So, I said to him: “Get your f---ing face out of my face.”
He continued his threatening stare for a moment or so, and then moved away. Whereupon he called back to me that he was going to kill me.
City Council Candidate Tom Ognibene was present and helped remove Gallagher from the site. I do now know what he witnessed.
I am filing this statement as a formal criminal complaint against Dennis Gallagher, and will testify under oath against him at any subsequent proceeding." - Robert Doocey
Why were Dennis Gallagher and Tom Ognibene at a poll site together on primary day after the polls closed?
Was it to watch
I've been calling [the precinct] repeatedly for more then 90 minutes with many rings but no answer.
Finally, twice, starting at about 11:20AM, the phone was answered with "104 precinct ~~~ PA ~~~" as the greeting. I responded that I was calling to obtain the complaint # for a complaint I made yesterday.
Then the phone was dead.
After some time on a dead line, the PA spoke again.
The end result?
No handwritten report was submitted for the PA to enter into the computer, therefore, no complaint #.
This is unacceptable.
The two women officers arrived at my house on September 16 at approx. 11AM in response to my 911 call to enter the complaint. They handwrote a report on a form that I saw, and told me to call the above number today to get the complaint #.
Dennis Gallagher, a criminal, made a death threat to me in front of several witnesses - including the officer from the 104th Precinct on duty at Trinity Lutheran Church.
I want to pursue this complaint. Gallagher is a vindictive, violent criminal who must be put under control.
Please have the two officers submit the report they made so I can get the complaint # and pursue the matter.
I've attached the document I provided to the officers. It was signed. This has only my typewritten signature. If necessary, I will sign it and fax it to you."