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Saturday, June 14, 2008

[NY] Fired, reinstated, arrested Officer Lewis arrested a 2nd time in 2 months

From previous entry:
[NY] Fired, reinstated Officer Lewis arrested for assault on his wife
...Lewis is accused of grabbing and pushing his wife after she apparently tried to prevent him from leaving the home with their 1-year-old son... He allegedly grabbed her around the neck during a later encounter in his vehicle... In 1998, Lewis was fired by then-Mayor Albert Jurczynski on the recommendation of a hearing officer who said Lewis had a history of disciplinary problems... A state arbitrator reversed the hearing officer's decision...

Police officer arrested again
Schenectady's John Lewis charged with violating protection order
Albany Times Union, NY
By PAUL NELSON, Staff writer
June 14, 2008
[Excerpt] A city police officer has been arrested for the second time in two months in connection with a domestic incident. Officer John Lewis was suspended Friday without pay for 30 days and arrested for allegedly violating an order of protection, which was issued after he was charged with pushing his wife in April. Lewis turned himself in to authorities and was arraigned late Thursday in City Court on one count of second-degree criminal contempt and was released on $500 bail, according to Lt. Brian Kilcullen, a city police spokesman. He said Lewis, a 15-year veteran, had a phone conversation with his wife earlier this week. That violated the order of protection. Lewis was previously arrested and charged with harassment, a violation, on April 29 following a physical altercation with his wife over custody of their young son... [Full article here]

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