Officers, first responders pack courthouse in support of officer Denny Wright Officers, first responders pack courthouse in support of officer Denny Wright
The man accused of repeatedly stabbing a Rochester police officer returned to court Friday. Keith Williams, 28 of Rochester, pleaded not guilty. He’s charged... Officers, first responders pack courthouse in support of officer Denny Wright

The man accused of repeatedly stabbing a Rochester police officer returned to court Friday.

Keith Williams, 28 of Rochester, pleaded not guilty. He’s charged with attempted aggravated murder and aggravated assault in connection to the attack on RPD officer Denny Wright on Peck Street in early October.

Williams is being held without bail and is scheduled to return to court on December 4.

Before Williams’ court appearance, first responders and fellow officers gathered in masses in a show of support of their colleague.

Wright suffered “severe injuries” in the attack and underwent surgery at Rochester General Hospital.

After being transferred to a rehabilitation center for further treatment, Wright was released from the medical center on October 25.

Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley says officer Wright has no sight in either eye, and the body camera footage from the Peck Street incident is “brutal.”

Prior to the October 4 incident, Williams was well known to police officers in the Rochester area. He has been in and out of custody and the courts numerous times this year.

— ROCHESTER FIRST

Christopher Dupree

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