Day 4: Carl Paladino testifies, protestors march outside hearing

Posted at 12:17 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 12:17:48-04

Dozens of protestors showed up Tuesday outside the State Education Department building in Albany where day four of the Carl Paladino board removal hearing is underway.

The protestors marched wearing "Can Carl" shirts and carrying signs that read,"Paladino needs to go".

Carl Paladino began testifying shortly before noon Tuesday after he was sworn in.

Board member Larry Quinn also took the stand. He is not one of the six members looking to remove Paladino from his seat on the Buffalo School Board.

Quinn testified the information Paladino shared in a January 5 Artvoice article could've come from another source and not necessarily from discussions held during closed door meetings.

Paladino's accused of leaking information in three subjects including details related to the Buffalo Teachers Federation contract negotiations. 

Quinn also testified he didn't see the problem with sharing that information after the agreement had been reached. 

The attorneys have been advised to have closing arguments ready but the hearing could go into Wednesday.