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Schenectady County Sheriff deputy fired after arrest

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Schenectady County Sheriff's Deputy Vincent Stone is off the job following an arrest over the weekend.

He was actually given a second chance by Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagastino. 

The sheriff, who didn't want to go on camera, says that he's very disappointed. He says he makes it very clear to every hire that if they don't dance to his sheet music, they're out.

Stone was forced to resign from the Rotterdam Police Department in 2015 for an off-duty domestic related incident. The struggle with arresting officers was evident in a mug shot taken by Schenectady Police.

Sheriff Dagastino says he understands the risk that comes with giving an officer a second chance. He hired Stone back in March as a probationary employee.

Late Sunday night, officers from Stone's former department were called to his home. According to court documents, when officers got there, they found Stone's girlfriend suffering from a swollen, bruised and bloody nose.

Rotterdam Police say Stone was arraigned early the next morning and was terminated by the sheriff shortly thereafter.

“Honestly, as officers we respond to tough situations all the time, and when we respond to any allegation of a crime, we have to deal with it regardless of who it is,” Rotterdam Police Lt. Jeffrey Collins said.  

Stone is scheduled to be back in Rotterdam Town Court on October 22nd.


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