It’s being reported that the obscenity-spewing Saratoga County, NY deputy who slapped a guy for not agreeing to an illegal search – apparently knowing that he was being recorded – has resigned and has been charged with “official misconduct and harassment. The misconduct charge, a misdemeanor, is a the more serious offense and carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison.”
Note the distinct lack of an assault charge. That’s actually pretty important because, in most jurisdictions, a cop can keep his LE certification and continue to work in law enforcement with a misdemeanor conviction, but not a felony. Shawn R. Glans will probably just bounce from department to department, hanging around until he becomes – again – a public relations disaster, protected by the thick blue line. Then go ruin another department’s reputation.That’s the usual deal for these cop-scum: “Go away and stop embarrassing us, and we’ll let you keep your certification and we’ll give you a good recommendation; I hear so-and-so is hiring.”
My town hired a cop like that; the chief, no less. Web searches indicated that he had been fired by every department that he had worked for (including once when he punched a kid at a traffic stop for not being respectful enough; sound vaguely familiar?). When we fired him, he finally had to leave the area because his well-earned rep had finally become too public to continue here.
So he got a job as a cop in New Mexico. Still had his LE certification, which I guess NM recognized.