Lakeview corrections officer arrested

An officer from the Lakeview Correctional Facility in Brocton has been arrested.

The New York State Police in conjunction with the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Inspector General’s Office and the New York State Department of Correctional Services announced the arrest of Christopher J. Ley, 52, of Dunkirk.

Ley was charged with official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor, as a result of a two-month investigation.

It is alleged that Ley, while acting in his capacity as a correctional officer, was involved in a cigarette exchange scheme with inmates at the facility.

Ley is scheduled to appear in the Town of Portland Court at a later date.

District Attorney David Foley was unavailable for comment late Thursday.