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Kaczmarek: 'I sincerely apologize'

Former police chief says plea was made to spare wife

Former Schenectady police chief Greg Kaczmarek issues a public apology in front of the Schenectady County Courthouse on Dec. 2 before he and his wife, Lisa, appeared to accept plea deals on drug charges.
Photographer: Ana Zangroniz
Former Schenectady police chief Greg Kaczmarek issues a public apology in front of the Schenectady County Courthouse on Dec. 2 before he and his wife, Lisa, appeared to accept plea deals on drug charges.
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On the steps of the Schenectady County Courthouse Tuesday, former Schenectady police chief Greg Kaczmarek offered an apology. The man who had spent 27 years in law enforcement, six of those as chief, was there as a criminal defendant to plead guilty to drug possession. He was accused of participating in a large-scale drug operation from which two dozen people were indicted. “We’re here to answer the allegations,” Kaczmarek said, his wife and co-defendant Lisa ...

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JJR031
December 3, 2008
7:20 a.m.

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Two years for Greg and six months for his wife,That is really showing that justice was served, what a joke,if it were anyone else, they would be spending 25 to life. Wonderful JUSTICE SYSTEM

lmazzone
December 3, 2008
12:14 p.m.

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Ditto!

mybigfamilyof9
December 3, 2008
4:55 p.m.

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Those above comments are so on point. Police are suppose to be held to a higher standard because they have the publics trust. they should of got more time. Selling drugs is very bad but some people do it to buy food and stuff for kids, pay rent.In their mind they think that is the only way.The police know better and do it to abuse the power and help the criminals bring down the community.People complain about the thugs on the corner bringing down the community but where do THEY get the drugs from? Police Chief and others transporting the drugs with a free pass...the badge..I complained about a drug spot lots of traffic going in and out.nothing happens.I play music too loud on my computer during labor day weekend, neighbor mad because they wasn't invited and cop comes and threatens to take me to jail for disturbing the peace...I didn't even bother to tell them I'm Law enforcement.Rumor has it the drug house is ran by cousin of police .It is a shame.

schdy
December 4, 2008
6:28 a.m.

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Mybigfamilyof9 "Rumor has it the drug house is ran by cousin of police .It is a shame."

Just curious have you sent an anonymous report to the Commissioner? Please don't tell me you can't.

I am not saying he will do anything but would be nice to know along with your statement you also have taken action to try to fight this drug house in regards to being related to a police officer doing it.

Being the format of this newspaper comment section I will never hear if you did but I will keep an eye out for news regarding someone outing the drug house and it's relationship or being a cousin of the police.

Hey Gazette would be a good story to investigate.

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