So where’s the assault charge?

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.

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2 thoughts on “So where’s the assault charge?

  1. mamaliberty2014 November 11, 2014 / 9:17 am

    Not only all that, Bear… The most unintentional touch, sometimes even just LOOKS, can bring assault and even worse charges for any mundane who has the misfortune to get too close to these scum. I’ve read too many accounts where those charges were filed, and sustained when the mundane victim had been beaten, tazed and even shot. If they survive, of course.

    Copscum is too nice a word for such… or their employers.

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  2. mfross November 12, 2014 / 8:03 am

    It should be two charges–assault which is the threat of violence and battery which was the physical violence. Not that it matters much in these cases…

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