Danby standoff: 1-page letter concludes DOJ scrutiny

By Jolene Almendarez
The Ithaca Voice

DANBY – After a months-long analysis of a Danby standoff that left a man dead in 2015, the Department of Justice wrapped up its “analysis” of the incident with a one-page letter.
The 61-hour standoff happened on Hornbrook Road in January 2015 in Danby. David Cady, who police were trying to apprehend on a DWI warrant, died of a self-inflicted injury during that time. His family home was also destroyed.

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Police have said he was armed with six guns at the time of the standoff and that they previously tried 18 times to take Cady into custody.
The DOJ letter, which is dated Aug. 29, briefly mentions two visits from the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The letter states that officials from the DOJ, in conjunction with the Virginia Center for Policing Initiative, visited Tompkins County on April 7 and August 8-10 this year.
For more on this story, visit the Ithaca Voice website at ithacavoice.com/2016/11/danby-standoff-1-page-letter-concludes-months-long-department-justice-scrutiny.