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Wife of Sch'dy assistant police chief faces drug, attempted assault charges

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Diane Kilcullen apparently had an ongoing struggle with substance abuse problems before her husband, Schenectady’s assistant police chief, reported her to authorities last week. Kilcullen’s battle with addiction prompted her family to seek inpatient treatment for the troubled woman, according to Saratoga County prosecutor James Murphy III. She was scheduled to leave next Sunday when a domestic incident with Assistant Police Chief Brian Kilcullen at their Milton home on April 5 prompted him to call ...

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RKrough
April 13, 2010
10:14 p.m.

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Just when you thought we might get a break from being embarrassed by our police force...........

BTW, is the police command staff subject to mandatory drug testing?

joeman
April 14, 2010
8:52 a.m.

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It's a family matter, can't you folks give someone a break every know and then? Is your life so miserable you have to attack others to feel better?

nygirl61
April 14, 2010
12:09 p.m.

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The "fun" never ends in Schenectady, does it? More fodder for Carl Strock no doubt!

To "joeman"... what police officer's family members do has a direct relationship to how he handles his day-to-day job duties. If he was upset enough to have to rush home to see if his wife was doing drugs the day she didn't pick up their daughter, then that compromises his attention to his police duties and so compromises the safety of the citizens of Schenectady!

joeman
April 14, 2010
1:35 p.m.

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nygirl61 & you know this how? Are there police officers that don't experience family issues? Should all of their family issues be made public as this could compromise their ability to do their job? Maybe they should be like priests and not be allowed to marry-as family could just be a distraction. How far do you want to take this? Nice contribution you're making for the community, let's pour it on!!! Good for you!!!

nygirl61
April 14, 2010
2:59 p.m.

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Joeman... I'm not saying the city should only hire unmarried police officers, or those who have no issues at home, all I'm saying is that have adverse family issues DOES impact their daily performance on the job. I can only imagine that being a police officer is stressful enough without having added stress brought on my family members who have their own crises to deal with. This has nothing to do with what caliber of person the city wants to hire, it has to do with fact. I hope you understand that I sincerely want a functioning police force in the city, but this kind of attention on this officer's wife is detrimental to his job performance which impacts the citizens of the city. And don't even get me started about priests not being married... don't they have their own set of problems!

joeman
April 14, 2010
3:38 p.m.

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Thanks nygirl61-I just get a little bit perturbed with the negativity of comments and cynicism so I responded. The more we can all look to the future, not the past and not be so quick to judge we can begin to create better experiences and civility. Civil conversation does not make for good press, but it does make for good community. Thank you for your comments.

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