Monday, March 24, 2014

Troy police officer suspended without pay for involvement in drug buy (UPDATED, PART III)

     Third update is at the end.


Troy Police Officer Michael Johnson has been suspended without pay for off duty conduct.
Capt. John Cooney, the department public information officer, would not comment on the conduct in question. An internal affairs investigation is ongoing, he said.
Police officers, as per union contract, can be suspended for up to 30 days without pay and then they must be put back on the payroll while the disciplinary process plays out.  
More information as it becomes available.

According to the Times Union, Johnson was arrested in Hudson when a woman he and his brother were with purchased heroin. Johnson was driving the car at the time.

In 2012, Johnson was stabbed in the leg while on patrol near the Martin Luther King apartment complex. He stopped to talk to a group of three males who were acting suspiciously. Johnson was stabbed in the leg before the men fled and he did discharge his weapon. The men were never apprehended and the circumstances surrounding the stabbing remains under question.

At the time, Johnson's story about approaching the three men in a questionable neighborhood just to check out what they were doing was suspect. The three men in question were never apprehended and while Johnson did fire multiple times at the fleeing suspects, he did not hit any of the suspects or anything else.

The military veteran who was involved in combat in Iraq, never backed off his story, however, and since police brass could not disprove it, they had no choice but to believe it. But, since few believed it transpired as he described - with some even wondering if he stabbed himself - I'm told by reliable sources other officers were wary of working alongside him.

That year, he won the "Officer Assaulted Award" for the Jan. 4 incident - an honor I've never heard of but the Police Benevolent Association gives out a slew of awards every year so I don't know if this one was made up to tweak Johnson or not.

Another question I have about Johnson is why he wasn't arrested by Hudson police. Seems to me, if I drive a woman to buy heroin and she actually buys it and then gets in my car and I drive away, I'm as culpable - or close to it - as she is.

65 comments:

  1. Oh boy! What happened?

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  2. Hey JIm, you leave something out here?
    "Police officers, as per union contract, can be suspended for up to 30 days without pay and then they must be EITHER put back on the payroll while the disciplinary process plays out". OR what?

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  3. Does heroin make you kinder and more gentle?

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  4. What's the problem? He was off duty and obviously doesn't want his brother out on the street alone. It a tough choice to make but what would you do? Send your brother to the wolves to buy drugs or stay with him and keep him safe?

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    1. Hopefully he kept his brother away from Rosney, he wouldn't want him molested.

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    2. GOD please tell me his F#%king idiot is not in law enforcement.

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  5. Did he have his gun on him when he was out buying these drugs?

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  6. Once you take the oath to uphold the law, how can you be trusted when that oath is subject to your personal "choices" to break the law?

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  7. So it's ok to be a police officer and go to another city with your friends and family to buy drugs. I hope the city of Troy will do a drug test to determine if he is a user of drugs . Herion is a major drug making a big come back and if this officer uses that drug he is an addict and subject to breaking the law. Matter of fact he did break the law so should he remain a police officer?

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  8. "Circumstances surrounding the stabbing remain under question" if this means no one in the Troy police or at the THA police believed a word he said then it is correct. Get ride of this guy.

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  9. Question is where was hightops?

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  10. Well we see the results of a police department being run by Fitzgerald, Lou, Pete and ex soulless politicos Kevin Mcgrath and Nina Nichols. Can't wait to see the lawsuits by Fitz and the PBA over this and a couple of others in the works. Worst administration EVER in the city of Troy.

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  11. Rodney Wiltshire, Bob Doherty, Gary Pavlic Pastor Willie, Pastor Tim and Councilwomen Robertson were right Jim. Look at these cops. Where's the apology? Will Lou apologize? You and your cop followers say we're delusional? Free at last, free at last!

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    1. You drank the Kool-Aid haven't you? Or is that you "Pastor" Tim writing this comment. There have been acknowledgements of wrongdoings by officers, but not all cops are bad. Apologize, ha! You have a better chance of seeing someone walk on water than get any sort of apology from anyone, especially politicians.

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  12. Hey Morris the Cat, "Troy is on an upswing"? Cops on drugs, home invasions on the RPI campus and multiple automatic fire on Glenn Ave., where's golden boy Buell? How's the downtown development going?

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  13. Did he score the Reindeer Dust or the Nice and Easy Joy Flakes?

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  14. Troy has seen greater growth in the past 2 years then the last 20 years under te current administration. We see it in all parts of the city not just concentrated. We will work to bring money to the north troy village and also to menands bridge village area. So upswing yes. After years of nothing from harry and boys

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    1. Many of the growth ur referring 2 started with the tutunjian admin... u r kidding no one!

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  15. General boy been sobbing after his Mickey Mouse dream wedding was crushe with a last minute candy shop hitch.

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    1. Golden boy? You have to admit sweet sues is classy place for wedding. Does buell have kids yet?

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    2. U r a heartless ass

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    3. Jeff's back in the blog. Remember when you used to monitor them for harry until you stabbed him in the back and have up your seat at tha and sold your soul to Lou and Pete? Lou has a new guy doing it. Morris the cat

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    4. Jeff is hurt

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  16. Jim Gordon's article today shows he has done more in 3 months for Lasingburgh than Kevin Mcgrath did in 4 years. Lou and Pete won't be happy.

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    1. Lets not forget all that Wojcik did. Can't forget that. Oh wait. A proposal is just that, a proposal and nothing more.

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    2. The residents of Oakwood Cemetery have done more for Lansingburgh in the last 3 months than Kevin did in 4 years. It's not a high bar to clear.

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    3. Do pounds count? We could definetly put a weight to all kevin did for the people of Lansinburgh and all from the car wash on 5th ave. He Zig Zag all threw Lansinburgh and the Rennselear County Court house. Hell some people wonder now who had more years there him or Pat

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    4. While an invitation to attend the meeting has been extended to both council members and members of Rosamilia’s administration,
      Gordon said Councilwoman Erin Sullivan-Teta, D-At Large, was the only person to say she will be there.

      Erin Sullivan do nothing will be there to gloat over Jims Acusations.
      Thoes Conroy Clowns might be there as spys for Lou & Peter for a full report of what was said.
      Jim your a phoney 80% of the voters know it.

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  17. Buell will be Cuckolded once again when Vic swoops in and takes Daisy Bakers.
    Vic strong like bull.

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    1. Vic's wife "rich like the Hiltons".

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    2. Jeff,
      Evolution has created a system where females seek out the strongest and most virile males to mate with.
      The beard is not gonna be enough.

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  18. Who cares about Sweet Sue's or about who might run Daisy Baker's? Who do you think really gives a **** where people choose to have their wedding, its their day not yours. Pathetic. If we have a cop using drugs I think that is a little more important than where people buy their pastries. smh

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  19. Jim. Each week you should profile or do a five questions on a city hall employee and they can wager on who's will get the most comments. They will have to use their person devices on breaks and lunch before and after work but at least something will boost morale that is much needed.

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    1. Want to boost your morale? Try minding your own business and doing your job.

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    2. Oh large. Try parking in the right place and working all day, it does a big body good. Your fat head protector is gone. An old lemon has more juice now.

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    3. Large parks infront of city hall but down the road at her home

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    4. Why pick on my friend? She is a nice lady, I actually envy her job, she just needs to filter for the engineer. I actually have to log onto my computer to play video games all day.

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    5. Wow bill dunne new low for you

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    6. Go back to the police station colleen

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  20. Start with Hightop sheeran. That's a subject that will generate lots of discussion and chatter especially to the dismay of the engineer.

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    1. Leave the engineer out of this, he's a nice guy. Except he dosn't listen to winger or bon jovi. He does let us come to work in our jeans and sneakers. Hell I've been wearing the same ratty old sweatshirt for 3 years. One of these days I might even take it home and actually put it in the washer.

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    2. The blog is for fun. Boosts morale comments from fake davey Sheeran are just wrong and unneeded. Obviously it's someone new to the blog that doesn't get it. What a shame

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    3. That's either a comment from the IT guy or large in code.

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    4. "The blog is for fun. Boosts morale comments from fake davey Sheeran are just wrong and unneeded"

      Its fun and boosts morale if you are the one doing the poking. A great comedian once said "you gotta do it with style" So if little Davey cant take it then he should be more careful which dog he kicks.

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  21. I wonder how Pete, Dunne and Lou are sleeping. All is well, nothing to worry about. :-)

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    1. Until this afternoon. BOOM!!!!!!!!

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  22. How bout that rascal dave sheeran making 22 cats homeless.

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  23. Oh grant writer where art thou?

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    1. shopping for a steam iron with Duke

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  24. Jim Gordon's pissed his pants again i see.

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    1. Good thing he knows all about diapers

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    2. Thought you were busy with your new duties at Nat Grid Kev?

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    3. Jim's got a few new duties himself. Good thing he's a family man.

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  25. Jim,
    Why not do a column on the recent shootings in Troy and Albany and how they are linked to street gangs of both cities and the silence from the city council members especially those who were so quick to throw TPD under the bus before an actual investigation took place. Where is Rev. Wille and the rest of this so called justice seekers? Two African American males shot in 24 hrs and not a peep.

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  26. The Facts And Only The Facts Of The Aforesaid Column What Does The Above Dumb Troy Cop That Is A Livery Driver For Drug Users Have Anything to Do With Pete This Or Vic That Or Lou This Admin Please Put Stupid Replies With Nothing To Do With The Story Headline In A Stupid File Folder Where Stupid People Can Go To Read Stupid Stuff So We Can Stick To The Facts Here Thank You.

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    1. Brian, using a capital letter for every word not only makes it difficult to read, but it is also your calling card. Try a new trick.

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  27. tutunjian admin Sure 57 Channels and nothing on.

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  28. It appears Colleen is blogging under fake names. Don't you have mommy things to do?

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  29. It winoriwski. And no he has nothing better to do than make up fake names

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    1. Why when I read this post do I visualize mister ed trying communicate with Wilbur...

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  30. Hey There Mr. 11:30 Am If Your Referencing Brian The One That I Know Of And Am Constantly Stalking Take A Look ("So i guess this means that if Officer Johnson wants to rob a Bank Next and I'm the get away driver I should be good Right? Go Figure") I Found This One His Face Book Just Now Written On March 28th Doesn't Look The Same To Me???? So I Guess You Got It All Figured Out Now. Just Sayin.

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    1. Does your doctor tilt his head to the side and look confused when you talk to him?

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  31. Can't we all just get along

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