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Schenectady police officer suspended, charged with DWI

Brown, not on duty, involved in accident

Michael R. Brown
Michael R. Brown
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A city police officer, apparently returning home from an off-duty fundraiser, was arrested Sunday in Colonie on misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, police said. Officer Michael R. Brown, 27, a five-year veteran, was immediately suspended for 30 days without pay, Schenectady Police Chief Mark Chaires said. Chaires said the suspension took effect immediately after Colonie police released Brown on an appearance ticket. Brown, of Pattersonville, is accused ...


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esteban1949
March 3, 2009
7:34 a.m.

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If he want to keep his job,he needs to go to a long term substance abuse therapy...and not just a 90 dau dry out period either...and if that is what serves there...then it could be time for everyone to pack up and move out into the county...unless it's just as bad there...

Johnny
March 3, 2009
7:34 a.m.

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What is wrong with his head? Once again, tiny Schenectady with its unusual number of police corruption.

Don't you wish they could fire all the officers and start again?

resident
March 3, 2009
8:13 a.m.

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Boy, what a poor example of a police officer, a public citizen, a role model, When will they ever learn of their responsibilities, Now if refusing the breath analyzer and the immediate suspension of his license, how is he going to work in a police car??? Maybe he should play in the band and leave the police department, Just what the Police Department needs at this time, another bad apple...

Rictator
March 3, 2009
8:53 a.m.

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Rumor has it the officer in question thought he saw a Daily Gazzette reporter at the scene so he left .... didn't want to be late for his shift.

howieonline
March 3, 2009
10:25 a.m.

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That is one ugly dude. No wonder everyone is afraid of the Schenectady Police!!

Rictator
March 3, 2009
11:15 a.m.

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Stick some bolts in the poor boy's neck!

socalbob
March 3, 2009
12:18 p.m.

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if your going to be drinking you should have a designated driver at the ready. no one should be more aware of this than members of the law. practice what you preach.

Lalaloveyou
March 3, 2009
4:22 p.m.

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Schenectady-ites are so cannibalistic. The second one looks weak you just want to devour them whole. No wonder the city is in the shape it's in.

choerilus
March 3, 2009
6:42 p.m.

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So which of you want to defend him, too?

The other cop who camped out in his apartment while on duty seemingly got a free pass from many of you. What about this new guy?

It never ends in that stupid town, does it?

Your tax dollars help pay their salary, remember that.

annarondac
March 4, 2009
9:17 a.m.

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Will someone get his mug shot off this page?

MatthewNotrub
March 5, 2009
4:45 p.m.

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Let me first say, he made a big mistake and did something wrong. I'm disappointed. However

You are all very eager to jump right on him and get out your anger. Have you read the whole article? He was on his way back from a fundraiser for a burned down restaurant. Call it a hit and run. Do you know how far 2 tenths of a mile is? That's roughly 300 meters. So his plan was to drive 15 seconds down the road and hide-out on the shoulder? It occurs to me that he may have just experienced violent head trauma (notice the terrible mugshot, courteous journalism there) and was somewhat out of touch with what was going on.

Many of you speak about how the police have so many perks, get away with everything. Pardon the breach in tone but I don't want to curse: If none of you have ever driven above .08 even once in your life (let alone run a red light or exceeded the speed limit) I'll eat my hat. If the police get such perks, then why has his mugshot been on the front page? If you did the same thing, would you have to deal with this much ridicule and hatred? No.

I think it's pretty clear that those of you that condemn him as a bad person protected by being a cop only see the benefits of being a cop, and perhaps feel so bad for your poor selves that you don't notice the things these "thugs" have to deal with.

By the way, one of the setbacks for these thugs is that they risks people pointing guns at them in order for less guns to be pointing at you. No big deal. I understand how warped egos can foster self-entitlement.

FritzDorr
March 6, 2009
9:13 p.m.

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Mathew Nutrub...are you stupid? This clown made all his fathers years of service null and void. What a disappointment to his family. I'm sorry his father has to live with this. All I can think about the mugshot is " crack head "

MatthewNotrub
March 7, 2009
3:45 p.m.

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FritzDorr, I'm not sure how to answer the question "are you stupid". The kind of thing I would call stupid is someone looking at a picture of a person they know absolutely nothing about and deciding they are a "crack head". Maybe if you were a cop you would be able to tell when you saw a crack head because you'd have to deal with them, lucky for you, people like this cop do that dirty work for you. You are a moron. You did open my eyes to one thing though: I didn't know people who knew how to read were simple minded enough to A)decide a man's career and life, his merit and worth as a person based upon one non-fatal mistake, and B)suggest that the career of that person's father somehow has ANYTHING to do with this mistake. I'm sure his father would be equally unaffected and equally disappointed if he were a fisherman.

In case you didn't catch it in my first post, I'd like to let you know that you are too simple minded to have empathy, and I, conversely, feel sorry for someone like you.

against_crooked_cops
March 7, 2009
9:45 p.m.

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ummmmmmm. QuEstIOn why is this a misdemenor?? he hit then ran, and he was drunk if that would've been me i'da got 5 years lol and this is the same guy behind the wheel of a schdy police car ..... crooked cops on the pay roll how do you so easily break the laws u enforce???

FritzDorr
March 10, 2009
10:42 a.m.

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The hills have eyes

mac
March 23, 2009
4:45 p.m.

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"We have zero tolerance for driving while intoxicated"

If this is true Officer Brown should soon be in the unemployment line. I'm not holding my breath.

DRM
March 27, 2009
9:13 a.m.

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"We have zero tolerance for driving while intoxicated"
Well, it would be awfully hypocritical for the people who makes these statements for firing the kid who happened to get caught doing what they have done in their younger days.

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