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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Glenville police: 1 resigned, 1 charged

Glenville police: 1 resigned, 1 charged - Chief releases no details of what precipitated discipline
The Albany TImes Union by LAUREN STANFORTH - April 4, 2008

GLENVILLE -- A Glenville police officer has been charged with criminal mischief and another has resigned after an internal probe begun about three weeks ago by town police Chief Michael D. Ranalli.

Officer Chris Charnews was arrested by the department Thursday on one felony count of third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. He allegedly shot out a streetlight with a "potato gun" and lit two boxes of road flairs on fire in the department parking lot.

Police said the two incidents did not involve members of the public. The department is seeking Charnews' termination. Officer Ed Casey quit Wednesday and no further action is pending, Ranalli said. "This administration has set a standard of respect and professionalism that must be adhered to at all times and if members fall below that standard they will be dealt with accordingly," according to a news release issued today.

"The current dispositions were not taken lightly but were made with the best interest of both the taxpayers of the town of Glenville and the Glenville Police Department in mind," the release states. "The integrity and professionalism of our department is of paramount importance and acts of misconduct will be handled aggressively and decisively."

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