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Schenectady police officer, arrested again, misses court

Alcohol use alleged in mischief charge after incident at home

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Suspended city police officer John W. Lewis was in treatment Monday, a day after his latest alcohol-related arrest, his attorney said. Lewis, 39, of Oregon Avenue, was arrested there early Sunday, accused of destroying items and fighting with his brother. He faces one count of misdemeanor criminal mischief. It was Lewis’ fifth arrest since April 2008. He is currently on suspension without pay after his fourth arrest, a drunk driving charge, from last month. All ...


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MoeLuv
January 13, 2009
4:38 a.m.

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This police officer is a tragedy waiting to happen. SPD should remove all his guns from his house before this guy starts his killing spree.

robfrost495
January 13, 2009
6:36 a.m.

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I hope I NEVER get pulled over by this guy!

jack1680
January 13, 2009
8:47 a.m.

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I swear this paper hates cops and probably actually works for the city of schenecatdy. What i wonder is if Stratton actually pays u guys.

KeepingItReal
January 13, 2009
9:11 a.m.

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I think "hates" is too strong a word. And "cops", seems a little broad. Maybe something like this would be more accurate; this paper dislikes the Schenectady cops that abuse their authority, or don’t do their jobs. Yes, I think that works.

intheloop
January 13, 2009
9:43 a.m.
(Comment was removed by moderator for not meeting the Daily Gazette's community standards.)
mrobarge
January 13, 2009
10:23 a.m.

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Again I must dispute your comment about our conduct here. We cannot simply publish allegations because they are allegations; that would be not only journalistically irresponsible, but also potentially open us to legal action.

For us to publish allegations, we need supporting evidence AND an on-the-record source for these allegations. You have not responded to my offer in a private e-mail to provide us with that evidence and you obviously do not want to put your true identity behind these allegations, so it is not our fault that you can't find a forum for them.

We simply cannot take your word for the fact that something is going on because I'm guessing you wouldn't be willing to pay the legal settlement if we lost a libel case.

Mark Robarge
Online Editor

MsWest
January 13, 2009
11:53 a.m.

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Nothing will happen to this man. There wont be any harsh punishments. This city has its favorites. Some people are above the long arm of the law. It has been proven time and time again. They sweep the corruption under the rug. And mute the media from the truth. Or maybe not...this paper is biased too. He will get a slap on the wrist. That wont stop his road to destruction. He clearly needs anger management, and rehab.

shez4prez
January 13, 2009
2:32 p.m.

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Schenectady Police at it again, they are in the paper as much as the criminals that they arrest lol, These guys are your classic example of crooked dirty harry style policing , as you get pulled over by SPD you hear faintly "Feeling Lucky Punk" LOL

robfrost495
January 13, 2009
7:56 p.m.

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Hey, jack1680, how can you say this paper hates cops based upon this story - all they did was print the facts!!!

intheloop
January 13, 2009
8:10 p.m.

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robfrost495... there are no facts printed...
the facts will come out soon...

robfrost495
January 13, 2009
8:37 p.m.

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intheloop, I have to disagree, the entire article is filled with facts... did you mean to say MORE facts are soon to come?

intheloop
January 14, 2009
11:05 a.m.

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robfrost495... you have no idea what you're talking about... you cant believe everything that you read.. the story is one sided only from what is reported by the police... you can disagree all you want and assume that what you're reading are the facts... there are only a handfull of people that know what happened and you are not one of them.

robfrost495
January 14, 2009
5:05 p.m.

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It's clearly a fact that he has been arrested multiple times, the court records do not lie.

And how would you know what information I am priviledged to and how much I know about law enforcement activities in this area - do you know who I am and what knowledge I posess?

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