The Town of Bethlehem released on Friday, Sept. 18, a transcript of a conversation Chief of Police Louis Corsi had with former Albany County Undersheriff John Mahan in which Corsi used a racial slur.
The conversation occurred on Jan. 26, 2006, at 10:46 a.m., and Corsi is quoted as telling Mahan "I got racial epithets in the woodpile."
The discovery of Corsi's statement follows a nearly four-month investigation conducted by Deputy Police Chief Timothy Beebe, who located the call Monday, Sept. 14.
The Bethlehem Town Board went into a specially convened executive session for more than three hours on Friday to discuss the matter. After conferring with the Public Integrity Unit of the Albany County District Attorney's Office, Town Attorney James Potter said he believes Corsi's behavior does not rise to the level of a criminal action.