Dozens of county jail employees accused of crime since 2010
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest and resignation of an upstate New York county corrections officer brings to about 50 the number of employees who have left the Schenectady County jail after being accused of a crime since 2010.
The Times Union reports that Colonie police say a 30-year-old jail guard resigned after he was caught breaking into a neighbor’s home. The officer was arraigned Monday night in town court on charges of second-degree burglary and petit larceny.
In April, four county jail officers resigned amid allegations they consorted with a co-worker facing a felony drug charge.
Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagostino says his department’s vetting process “can’t predict future actions” of employees.
But Dagostino says the majority of the roughly 210-member department lives up to professional expectations.
Information from: Times Union, http://www.timesunion.com