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Officials have formally apologized to a Schenectady woman who reported her house burglarized and got nothing but excuses from police officers for 24 hours. Irene Cronin came home from vacation a week ago to an empty jewelry box and a missing laptop. When she ventured outside, she discovered that her hedge clippers and gloves were gone, too — “which was pretty creepy,” she said. Naturally, she called police. They promised an officer would arrive “shortly.” ...


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dmorgan
July 17, 2013
4:39 a.m.

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So things have not really changed?

reader1
July 17, 2013
7:30 a.m.

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One reported incident of an officer saying something unprofessional, so that means there have been no changes? Doesn't take you much to reach a conclusion.

ejbrooksby
July 17, 2013
9:16 a.m.

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“That’s where supervision comes in,” he said, adding, “I don’t know why people say things that they say sometimes.”

Ummm... you are supervising them... They say these things because it is acceptable in the culture you have established and by the standards you enforce. This sad story merely reflects the leadership of the City and Police Department.

bluelinecop
July 18, 2013
12:30 a.m.

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Another story by Kathleen that lacks all the facts. Police responded much earlier than whats printed here and where is the poor judgement. If the department is understaffed and as a result tax payers are not getting the quick service they deserve,shouldnt the council and mayor be made aware? Or do they want to be left in dark like the Dems do to Mr Riggi

reader1
July 18, 2013
7:47 a.m.

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brooksby - pretty silly to argue that one inappropriate statement by an immature officer means there is no supervision or poor leadership. human beings do dumb things sometimes.

daily - you have a really poor attitude, hopefully you are not a police officer

bluelinecop
July 18, 2013
9:26 a.m.

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Reader, hopefully your not a leader of the police. If you are it would explain the "problems" you seem more worried about protecting the image of the "leadership" than you do about fixing the issue at hand. If a "boss" was watching the calls that were waiting maybe this wouldn't have occurred, clown!

reader1
July 18, 2013
10:54 a.m.

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bluelinecop -

Well, it is unfortunate that you cannot express yourself without childish name calling. I am fairly confident that your parents raised you better than that, so please do yourself and everyone else a favor and grow up or stay away from these types of message boards.

Saying some people matter and some don't - if you think that is not a problem, then I don't think me taking the time to explain it to you would be productive.

Sometimes the workload creates situations in which response times do suffer and "watching the calls" may not make a difference. The PD may have an overload of calls. It might be a case of supervisors needing to be more attentive or it might be a case of getting crushed by call volume.

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