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Papers: Schenectady cop’s info aided attacks

Officer punished for plate check

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A Schenectady police officer served a suspension of about a month without pay for using police resources to run a license plate check for a friend, who sought identifying information on a man he said was harassing his girlfriend. But authorities say the identifying information was actually handed over to a third man who used the information to terrorize a Rotterdam resident with explosive devices last year. Details regarding the Schenectady officer were included recently ...

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August 14, 2013
5:55 a.m.

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And the attacks on the Schenectady Police again start with a vengeance by the Gazette? I'm sure that there is real news in this city, maybe you should write about the back room deals between the Mayor and his liberal band of stooges on the city council.

August 14, 2013
6:49 a.m.

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The fact that a police officer, sworn to uphold the law, broke the rules and probably the law to give info to a friend IS news. What's surprising to me is that he wasn't fired and his name is being kept secret. I still ask after so much time - if we have a police commissioner and a fire commissioner, why are we paying Wayne Bennett all that money in a city with backbreaking taxes?

August 15, 2013
1:02 a.m.

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This is why people don't trust the government to protect their privacy. If someone gave out the home address of a cop, that's a crime. If a cop does it, no crime, no publicity. The management at city hall is toothless.

August 15, 2013
8:54 a.m.

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So can this home owner that was terrorized sue this officer and the city police department?