Schenectady Police: City detective faces two violation harassment counts in Glenville; Placed on leave

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SCHENECTADY – A city police detective has been arrested and charged with violation harassment in Glenville, city police said Monday.

He has now been placed on administrative leave, city police said.

The complaint alleges city Detective Brandon Kietlinski “engaged in harassment towards two people,” city police said in a release. Further information on the allegations was not immediately available Monday afternoon.

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City police were notified of the complaint Saturday, city police said.

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Kietlinski turned himself in to Glenville Police and was charged with two counts of second-degree harassment, violation level offenses, city police said.

In a statement issued Monday afternoon, Schenectady Police Chief Eric Clifford said “Allegations of harassment made by the public against members of the Schenectady Police Department are taken seriously.”

The city department’s Office of Professional standards will investigate and, while that investigation takes place, Kietlinski will be on administrative leave, Clifford said.

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“It is my expectation that all members of the Schenectady Police Department will conduct themselves as consummate professionals while on duty, and off duty,” Clifford’s statement continued. “The Schenectady Police Department will cooperate fully with the Glenville Police Department and the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office on behalf of the complainants and their desire to seek protection and justice.”

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1 Comments
Martha Bencic March 2, 2022
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Have his weapons been confiscated? Sure sounds like they should be under New York’s red flag law. https://www.ny.gov/programs/red-flag-gun-protection-law