November 11, 2014

Bad Cop Gets The Axe

This story has gotten some attention; some over-caffeinated cop slaps a guy around because he wouldn't waive his rights to a warrantless search of his vehicle. Said officer is now preparing his resume.
Sergeant Shawn R. Glans was arrested and resigned Monday, days after the deputy was suspended after a video posted on the Internet captured him allegedly slapping a young man as the deputy insisted on searching his vehicle.

Glans of the Saratoga County sheriff’s department was charged Monday with official misconduct and harassment. The misconduct charge, a misdemeanor, is a the more serious offense and carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison. A judge forbid him from having contact with the alleged victim.
More here.

There are circumstances where an officer can make a warrantless search, but that isn't one of them and roughing up the vehicle owner is never an option. I can't believe he slapped that kid and just walked away. This cop has a big problem and I am thinking that other instances of his misconduct may shortly emerge.

1 comment:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Some guys just weren't meant to be police officers.