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Former Albany cop denied appeal

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ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York Court of Appeals has denied former Albany Police Officer Robert Schunk of his last chance for an appeal of his conviction.

Schunk was convicted by a jury in Halfmoon of Criminal Mischief and Harassment after Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy says Schunk kicked in a locked bathroom door causing damage to the door in an attempt to get to the victim, his ex-girlfriend, who was taking a shower because he had poured a beer over her head. He was arrested on April 4, 2010 after the incident.

Schunk was an officer for the Albany Police Department at the time of the incident. He was fired from the police department after he was convicted in this case.

He was found guilty of the two charges, after which he appealed to Saratoga County Court which affirmed the jury's decision, and now the Court of Appeals has further denied to hear his case.

Schunk was sentenced to one year in Saratoga County Jail for Criminal Mischief plus 15 days for harassment. He did not have to start his jail time until his appeals were concluded.


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