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Schenectady police officer arrested for third time

Stalking, threats, more are alleged

John W. Lewis
John W. Lewis
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Schenectady Police Officer John W. Lewis was arrested Monday for the third time in seven months, this time accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife. Lewis, 39, of Oregon Avenue, was charged with third-degree stalking and second-degree aggravated harassment, both misdemeanors. He is accused of threatening Allison Fitz Lewis, his former wife, three times last week and a fourth time in August, each alleged incident spelled out in court papers. In a telephone conversation with ...


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schdymom
November 11, 2008
9:11 a.m.

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This guy is nuts!! Law emforcement should not underestimate this situation and try to watch out for Ms. Fitz-Lewis and her family. I think the SPD is doing what they can, but I find it upsetting that while Mr. Lewis had one, sometimes two separate cases pending in Schenectady City court, he was still being paid. Allegations of Domestic Violence and alcohol abuse are serious and shouldnt be tolerated. Especially when the alleged perp is a memeber of law emforcement who has access to, owns and carries weapons.

I wish Ms. Fitz-Lewis the best, and want to tell her to stay strong!!

cjane
November 11, 2008
9:25 a.m.

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Another nod to those in charge at the Schenectady PD. And they wonder why people think they're scumbags - perhaps its because they continue to reward behavior like this.

schdy
November 11, 2008
9:32 a.m.

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This man is a danger. First the danger to this woman's life and second to the officers who have to answer calls related to his domestic violence behavior.

Leave it to the union arbitrators to let this man remain on the force.

tonyonacell
November 11, 2008
10:21 a.m.
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lawschoolorbust
November 11, 2008
12:32 p.m.

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I refer back to my previous comment about this individual and hope that the citizens of Schenectady call for his removal and furthermore ask that the individual in question be placed on aggressive supervision. His ex-wife deserves the right to move forward with her life with whomever she may choose and without having to fear for her life or the lives of her companions.

tonyonacell
November 11, 2008
2:32 p.m.

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If guilty, John W lewis as a disgrace to our community. He is on a downward spiral as compared to so many stalkers who escalated their actions until something bad happened to the victim. Mr Lewis should not be allowed back on duty, and no arbitrator should make a management level decision to keep or fire him. If allowed back on the force he should be required to check the gun back in at the end of the shift and out at the beginning so he doesn't have one off duty.
We need to support his wife for what he has caused her.

NYreader
November 11, 2008
4:06 p.m.

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This is like a bad Movie of the Week. How many times does something like this have to happen before definitive action is taken? Will it be taken before his wife and family end up as another statistic?
Law enforcement officers of all branches often have trouble turning off the "I'm the law, I'm always right" switch when they go home. I sincerely hope that all parties receive the help they so obviously need.

colin444
November 11, 2008
5:43 p.m.
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colin444
November 11, 2008
5:45 p.m.

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Also how can you be suspended and on disability at the same time? Has anyone actually checked to see if he was ever disabled?

maxopinion
November 11, 2008
7:36 p.m.

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I DO BELIEVE THAT MR. LEWIS DOES HAVE A FEW SCREWS LOOSE , BUT SO DOES 90% OF THE POPULATION, THAT BEING SAID THERE IS ALWAYS 3 SIDES OF A STORY HER SIDE , HIS SIDE , AND THEN OF COURSE THERES THE TRUTH!!! WITH MY LIFE EXPERIENCE'S IVE SEEN THAT SOME WOMEN COULD BE VERY SPITEFUL AND BITTER, ESP. WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN CHEATED ON ,OR BETRAYED.. IT'S TO BAD THAT THERES A LITTLE BOY INVOLVED, THAT HAS TO WITNESS HIS MOM AND DAD PLAYING THIS STUPID LITTLE KIDS GAME......

sullivan64
November 11, 2008
8:28 p.m.

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This is a man with a pattern of abusive behavior - in both his professional and personal life. I think it is outrageous to call domestic violence, whether it be emotional, verbal, or physical, "stupid little kid games". This woman obviously loves her child, and is just trying to protect herself and her son from unnessesary and unfair harassment and abuse. Believe me, she does not want her life disrupted nor does she want the embarrassing publicity that comes with all of this. She just wants to live her life and be left alone.

colin444
November 11, 2008
8:32 p.m.

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Well Maxopinion as I said I know both parties and so I know the truth and not 90% of the population threatens to kill their ex wife and I would especially hope not a "police officer" I use the quotations because he clearly rarely goes to work. And Ms. Fitz is only trying to move on with her life that doesn't sound spiteful or bitter to me.

paulhager
November 18, 2008
7:49 p.m.
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