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Schenectady police say woman lied on complaint against officers

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For the first time, police have arrested a complainant for statements made in the internal complaint form on police behavior. A woman in an on-again, off-again relationship with a police officer alleged that police entered her apartment against her will and without a warrant. That’s a serious accusation. Although there are gray areas, entering a home without a warrant can be a violation of the 4th Amendment. A review of court records finds no warrant ...


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cfield
October 27, 2012
7:16 a.m.

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Moore is wrong. It is not the first time someone has been charged. It is extremely are, but it has happened before.

RE: Trimble - concerned about every citizens' rights unless the citizen is a police officer.

riverrat346531
October 27, 2012
2:23 p.m.

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Melanie Trimble fears that legitimate complaints won't be made for fear of arrest.... to bad!!! She wants them to just weed out the lies. Why?? Is that what we want to teach kids now a days, lie and lie some more and if you get caught there will be no punishment for it. Don't lie and you won't be arrested for it. Everyone knows that there are cameras and recordings now. Police need to be able to conduct their jobs and make an arrest based on a warrant without fears of false allegations against them. Time for the pubic to grow up and act like responsible adults and treat the police officers with the same respect they want the officers to treat them with. If the officer she has a child with is smart he'll take custody of the child away too. I can imagine what she's teaching that child when she's mad at the father if she's willing to go to this extent.

Bwarren14
October 28, 2012
6:27 p.m.

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This is absurd! I remember the first article about this, that cop is garbage he is using his badge to harass his girlfriend and his coworkers are backing him. Did we honestly think they would find in Smith's favor? Obviously the boys in blue are going to cover their own behinds. If the officer gave his coworkers his keys to enter the apartment without a warrent that's a violation of Smith's Rights, they are harassing this girl and clearly they didn't learn their lesson with the first article so they're going back for more. she has a brain tumor doesn't she? Leave her and her innocent child alone the police were in the wrong. She dates a police officer I'm sure she knows everything's recorded, noone would knowingly go file a false complaint about something with that knowledge come on, it was already proven that they had no arrest warrant so they had no right to arrest her! They went to her house with keys and no warrant and they arrested her while she was sick over some phone calls? These officers should be ashamed of themselves go arrest real criminals for real crimes not relationship disputes my god!

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