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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cop Guilty of Assaulting Wife Resign

Cop guilty of assaulting wife resigns
The Albany Times Union by Tim O'Brien - December 14, 2010

COLONIE, NY -- A town police officer has agreed to resign from the force and will be sentenced Wednesday on a charge of assaulting his wife. Edward Weber broke his wife's nose during the incident last May near Albany's Washington Park. He pleaded guilty Oct. 21 in Albany City Court to a domestic violence charge that left him unable to carry a gun. Weber pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault. Under the plea deal, he will be sentenced to three years' probation and will have to attend a batterers intervention program. An order of protection also was issued barring him from illegal contact. Last week, the Town Board OK'd a settlement of disciplinary charges that included Weber's resignation. Weber punched his wife at 11 p.m. May 29 as the two drove near Henry Johnson Boulevard and State Street in Albany, Albany police said at the time. Weber, who had been on the Colonie force since 2000, was placed on paid administrative leave after the incident.

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