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Case against Schenectady Parks official adjourned

Case against Schenectady Parks official adjourned

He is due back in court on May 22
Case against Schenectady Parks official adjourned
Schenectady Park Supervisor Jim Kochan handles the city's Statue of Liberty replica in December.
Photographer: Marc Schultz

SCHENECTADY -- City Park Supervisor Jim Kochan will return to court on May 22, after his case was adjourned Monday during a City Court appearance.

Kochan last month was charged with second-degree harassment, a violation, and a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child, according to a police report.

Kochan is accused of raising clenched fists during an argument with his wife on the morning of April 27. He also said, “You’re going to get it; I’m going to get you,” during the argument, according to court documents.

Because the incident allegedly occurred in front of their 10-year-old son, police believe Kochan’s actions were “likely injurious to the child’s mental and moral welfare.”

An order of protection was issued for Kochan’s wife, requiring Kochan to stay away from her, according to the city Court Clerk’s Office. Kochan also has a stay-away order of protection against his wife, according to Marie Beckford, Kochan’s attorney.

Kochan, who earns $46,449 per year, has pleaded not guilty to both charges, according to Beckford, who has said the allegations against him were "completely fabricated."

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