Pittsfield cop who lied about punching handcuffed prisoner is f...

Mayor James M. Ruberto today officially fired Police Officer Patrick Duffy, who had been on paid administrative leave since early 2007 for allegedly punching a subdued and handcuffed Pittsfield man following a ... Full Story
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Dick Tracey

West Stockbridge, MA

#1 Apr 23, 2008
What kind of crap is this that he is suspended with pay? One more instance of the tax payer being ripped off. In the private sector no one gets suspended with pay.This dirtbag should have to pay back the city.
The Public Offender

West Stockbridge, MA

#2 Apr 23, 2008
I object ! What do you mean he punched him in the face? He was just reading him his rights.
gumshoe

Glens Falls, NY

#3 Apr 23, 2008
This guy and others gave the department a bad image, Riello, left the department in a shaky state, with officers being terminated and other issues, the citizens should thank the mayor for finally doing a good thing for its citizens, this is a good police department. I think it is time to make Mike Winn the police chief, there making great strides, especially with drugs and domestic violence, with this action by the mayor, it tells the citizens bad cops and criminals will not be tolerated, no matter who they are, Bruce Collinwood also deserves praise, I feel this is a step in a positive direction.
formarines

Glens Falls, NY

#4 Apr 23, 2008
I THINK THIS FORMER OFFICER IS WORKING AS A SECURITY GUARD SOMEWHERE, I COULD BE WRONG.

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#5 Apr 23, 2008
Bub Bye Patrick Duffy. let's finish cleaning house. There are some really good poice but too many bad ones still left.Mike Winn will make a great police chief and I think he will keep his house clean.
john

Pittsfield, MA

#6 Apr 23, 2008
formarines wrote:
I THINK THIS FORMER OFFICER IS WORKING AS A SECURITY GUARD SOMEWHERE, I COULD BE WRONG.
yes he is, to bad he was a good guy not like other cops, pat had human being in him not like some little ass cops who think there shit dont stink cause they have a badge, like officer osbourne!!!
Ramdan

Ludlow, MA

#7 Apr 23, 2008
Dick Tracey wrote:
What kind of crap is this that he is suspended with pay? One more instance of the tax payer being ripped off. In the private sector no one gets suspended with pay.This dirtbag should have to pay back the city.
Seriously,a year off with pay!
And why is it left to the Mayor to fire his ass?
Why doesn't the police chief do what needs to be done,clean his own house?
Ramdan

Ludlow, MA

#8 Apr 23, 2008
Will this cop be charged with assault and battery and prosecuted like he should be?
Allen

Queensbury, NY

#9 Apr 23, 2008
"Duffy had previously been fired on Sept. 4, 2002, after a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her while he was on duty. But Ruberto reinstated him in July 2004 over the objections of the police union."

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Good job, Ruberto...way to be your own man and do the right thing...NOT.

We need Mayor who isn't afraid of making simple, rational decisions just because a few people might not like it. Ruberto let it go so that he could get the police union's backing in his re-election bid. Ruberto sold out the citizens of Pittsfield just to make life easier on himself.
Broken Ankle

AOL

#12 Apr 23, 2008
That may have taken place in 2003.
Bob

Glens Falls, NY

#13 Apr 23, 2008
"But Ruberto reinstated him in July 2004 over the objections of the police union."

Why does it not say in the article that Duffy was cleared of all charges for the first incident. I am sure that the mayor wouldn't have brought duffy back unless he knew that everthing was Ok. In the Court of Law you are incident until proven Guilty. According to the article Pat has not had his day in court. And as a citizn you shouldn't judge people. The truth will come out in the end. And when does a union tell management that the don't want to reinistate one of their own. Wait they probably didn't
Vlad

Glens Falls, NY

#14 Apr 23, 2008
If I remember correctly Lighten name is always in the paper for getting into trouble.

How do we know that lighten is not lying just to get out of trouble?

I bet if you ask you will find out that this is not the first time Lighten has made a commplaint against Police Officers.

How many good officers are we going to lose? I bet only one. Just so the mayor looks good.
Tobin Bridge

United States

#15 Apr 23, 2008
If your Dad was the Duff
And times they get Ruff
Dont get yourself down
Daddy's a Big shot in town
just do me this favor
and we'll forget this bad behavior
I owe Jimmy a great debt
'sold my dept down the crapper, but what the heck
Patty got his job back with a paycheck
But alas he is through
'nothing I can do
But sit on a Barstool
with nothing to dooooooooooooo!
citizen

Barre, MA

#16 Apr 23, 2008
I think this whole thing has been a fiasco. This little spoiled daddys boy(duffy) got away with alot of crap. He has always been a punk. Not to shift gears on anyone to quickly but Mike Wynn is a real cop. I have worked with this guy in a non law enforcement environment. He is a natural leader, and young enough to lead the depatment for a long time. Pittsfield is not a healthy city. I think this guy should be put in the right job for the city.
citizen

Barre, MA

#17 Apr 23, 2008
My last posting should say pittsfield not warren
Mike

Latham, NY

#18 Apr 23, 2008
There always abusive in PPD, but they only go after the ones they do not like. If Duffy was in the right group in that Dept. they would cover it up like they do all the time for many of there other officers ask Herland
Bob

Glens Falls, NY

#19 Apr 23, 2008
What is excessive force?

If you watch the TV Show "Jail" they treat some of those inmates harsh. They slam them on the floor because they didn't put their hands on the table when they were told too. They don't get into trouble for doing that. So why is Duffy getting fired for doing his Job?(aresting bad people)
Hick

Latham, NY

#21 Apr 23, 2008
my last post should say Pittsfield
John Feeley

AOL

#22 Apr 23, 2008
I'll agree that Wynn is the person who may be able to straighten out the PPD.What I'd like to know is when are they going to appoint him to the position permanently?
montysmuffins

AOL

#23 Apr 24, 2008
for allegedly punching a subdued and handcuffed Pittsfield man following a domestic incident on Nov. 3, 2006!!!! It's now April 24,08...what took so long?Oh I know...busy at the donut shop!

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