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Schenectady County jail chief cleared, officer fired

Probe into handling of drugs closed

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The Schenectady County Jail superintendent has been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with allegations over the handling of drugs. Also, a longtime Schenectady County Jail officer was fired this week, accused of lying during the investigation, Sheriff Dominic Dagostino said. Policies have also been put in place to provide clear steps to take when any contraband is found on incoming inmates, Dagostino said. Fired Monday was jail officer Valerie Kirchman. She had been with ...

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