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Thursday, May 27, 2010

[NY] Albany Police Officer Kittleman's girlfriend now says she didn't fear gun threat or his threat to kill her and her kids


..."At one point during our argument, Jim called me a (prostitute) and said, 'I'm going to kill you and the two kids.' But then he said that he would never do that," she added. "I don't believe Jim would ever do that and I didn't believe him when he said it...

SECOND ALBANY COP FACES COUNTS: Papers say his girlfriend summoned officers, then said she exaggerated
Times Union - Albany NY
By ROBERT GAVIN, Staff writer
Thursday, May 27, 2010
[Excerpts] The girlfriend of an Albany police officer called city police to their home after a heated incident Monday - prompting his arrest - and then said she exaggerated the incident, court papers show. Officer James Kittleman, 32, is one of two Albany police officers facing criminal charges and suspension in separate cases in which girlfriends accused them of making threats... Kittleman, a four-year officer, was charged with harassment, petit larceny and criminal tampering. A temporary order of protection was issued for Kittleman to avoid contact with his girlfriend... She said Kittleman removed his gun from his pocket, but she thought he wanted to readjust it and she did not feel threatened... "At one point during our argument, Jim called me a (prostitute) and said, 'I'm going to kill you and the two kids.' But then he said that he would never do that," she added. "I don't believe Jim would ever do that and I didn't believe him when he said it... She said she told them Kittleman threatened her with a gun so they would take her story seriously. [She] said she claimed Kittleman refused to let her leave the home, put his hand on her mouth and told her to stop screaming -- then said it was not the case... [Full article here]
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2 comments:

  1. I know her and she did not exaggerate the first time, she says she felt guilty that he would go to jail so she decided to change her story. She is quite terrified of him. The initial chargers were an underexaggeration. A lot more occurred that night.

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  2. That is what happens. Either the victims of cop dv deny the abuse right away or will say they lied after they see there is no real support and/or protection for them. There is so much pressure to drop the charges so the officer can keep or regain his "career".


    The court system and it's players usually LEAP to accept these recants.

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