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Police release recording of deadly Schenectady standoff

A Schenectady patrol car sits in front of 3290 Balltown Road after a police officer-involved shooting May 2.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
A Schenectady patrol car sits in front of 3290 Balltown Road after a police officer-involved shooting May 2.
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Police shot Julio Colon after a long standoff in which they tried to get him talking, but he told them to kill him, an audio recording of the incident shows. The Schenectady Police Department released the police microphone audio of the entire May 3 encounter in response to a Freedom of Information Law request. Earlier this month, a grand jury cleared the officers involved in the incident of any wrongdoing. Initial reports from the police ...

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muggy
August 24, 2013
7:17 a.m.

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It occurs to me, each time I see one of these videos, police do their best in dangerous situations, to "serve and protect." The Schenectady Police Dept has had a black eye for years, oftentimes self-inflicted. But every time I see one of these videos, I am reminded that they have to deal with the city's worst elements on a daily basis. IMHO, job well done.

wmarincic
August 24, 2013
7:52 a.m.

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I know both of these officers and have known Joe Zelezniak for about 10 years. Both are great cops doing a tough job. If these guys had to shoot, then they had absolutely no other choice but to do so.

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