State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department
June 21, 2012
IN THE MATTER OF WILLIAM WALKER, PETITIONER,
NORMAN R. BEZIO, AS SUPERINTENDENT OF GREAT MEADOW CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, RESPONDENT.
MEMORANDUM AND JUDGMENT
Calendar Date: May 9, 2012
Before: Peters, P.J., Mercure, Malone Jr., Kavanagh and Egan Jr., JJ.
Proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 78 (transferred to this Court by order of the Supreme Court, entered in Washington County) to review a determination of respondent which found petitioner guilty of violating a prison disciplinary rule.
Petitioner missed his library call out and was found in his cell. As a result, he was charged in a misbehavior report with violating facility movement regulations. Following a tier II disciplinary hearing, he was found guilty of the charge and the determination was affirmed on administrative appeal. This CPLR article 78 proceeding ensued.
We confirm. The detailed misbehavior report provides substantial evidence supporting the determination of guilt (see Matter of Williams v Fischer, 92 AD3d 1053, 1054 ; Matter of Joseph v LaClair, 89 AD3d 1298 , lv denied 18 NY3d 809 ). Although petitioner maintained that he never received the call out at issue, this presented a credibility issue for the Hearing Officer to resolve (see Matter of Povoski v Fischer, 93 AD3d 963 ; Matter of Joseph v LaClair, 89 AD3d at 1298). Petitioner's remaining contentions have not been preserved for our review due to his failure to raise them either at the hearing or in his administrative appeal.
Peters, P.J., Mercure, Malone Jr., Kavanagh and Egan Jr., JJ., concur.
ADJUDGED that the determination is confirmed, without costs, and petition dismissed.
Robert D. Mayberger Clerk of the Court
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