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Ogdensburg officer faces harassment charge in Canton

There are 59 comments on the Watertown Daily Times story from May 20, 2013, titled Ogdensburg officer faces harassment charge in Canton. In it, Watertown Daily Times reports that:

An Ogdensburg police officer is facing a harassment charge in the village after he allegedly banged on a stranger's apartment door one Saturday night earlier this month.

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CauseMommaSayso

United States

#42 May 23, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text> innocent till proven guilty! This still America due process.
This is not a jury trial. He is guilty. He has an order of protection issued by a judge. THE LAW APPLIES!! He must revoke his license and weapons.
bobo

Dexter, NY

#43 May 23, 2013
Citizen On Patrol - COP wrote:
Every pistol license holder in St. Law. County should be outraged. The newly established SAFE ACT that Coumo signed into law spells out in great detail that anyone with a court order of protection must surrender their pistol license, and further, the fact that it was a drunken perpetrator doing what would appear to be a violent harassment type of crime, you or I would be immediately be stripped of our pistol permit and forced to surrender our hand guns. That's the law as it pertains to the public. If you are pro gun, you should get behind this and write your congressmen, legislator, or the Governor himself.
yes if you cant have a gun and a restraining order its tyranny idiot
pastor

Bedford, MA

#44 May 23, 2013
countryboy1 wrote:
<quoted text>
i bet ur that cop's friend cuz ur really stupid and that woman i bet she weights at 150 pounds
she's a cow
Whocares

Gilboa, NY

#45 May 23, 2013
Who cares. It could be the fattest ugliest girl in the world. She still has the same rights as everyone else.
Who was the guy with the cop? Is he also into law enforcement? If so he should also be charged.
Moses

Gilboa, NY

#46 May 23, 2013
Innocent until proven guilty is a crock. He is a cop so he will be judged by a different set of rules.
pastor

Bedford, MA

#47 May 23, 2013
Whocares wrote:
Who cares. It could be the fattest ugliest girl in the world. She still has the same rights as everyone else.
Who was the guy with the cop? Is he also into law enforcement? If so he should also be charged.
she's a cow
Double Standard In Effect

Ogdensburg, NY

#48 May 24, 2013
Probable cause and reasonable suspicion recall these concepts? This drunken frat boy cop was a public servant subject to admin and civil service discipline as well as the misdemeanor charge. There is an order of protection in place. No guns or lightning for Maxner. There is no question as to his guilt it's now a question of SLC DA prosecuting this drunken frat boy masquerading as a cop.

What are the ZAPS capable of at this point? Will they harass this woman? Break her windows? Slash her tires for filing a criminal complaint against Maxner?

I like the fact that maxner stood by while his drunken friend publically urinated, oops, that shows some real arrogance now doesn't it? A cop standing near his pal pissing in public?

Might be time for the new city manager, Pinkerton, to take a serious look into the actions of the chief, Polniak, on this one. Reread the PBA contract and the c-14 procedure just as you did for Art Sciorra.

Maxner should be disciplined and not receive a slap on the wrist.

There is no "presumed innocence" for a law enforcement officer. PROVE you are innocent. Obviously, you will take a plea deal.

I question Polniak's conduct; and, I question Rycroft's conduct.

There should be random surprise un-announced drug testing for cops. Alcohol BACs should be taken at pre-shift briefing stage, and during random times during shift.
Whodunit

Fulton, NY

#49 May 24, 2013
I'm not sure why I continue to read posts on here, but yes he definitely made a mistake and yes it's out of our hands and in that of the courts. Everyone can bitch and deflect on what they would do, but in reality none of us are in the situation to make the decision of what happens with his job. Do I trust our legal system... No, but let's just hope he's so embarrassed that he goes elsewhere. Unfortunately for the few Ok cops there are in this shit city he just ruined it for the rest. Respect is huge especially in a position of the law and he definitely just lost that with everyone. Everyone is entitled to their opinion of opd, but in working in a position similar out of state before I moved here I can tell you they have to deal with a lot more than people realize.. Not to mention they don't even recruit anywhere Bc no one wants to come to a police department where a manager at McDonald's gets paid more, but to put yourself in harms way every day not knowing if some scumbag will want to shoot you in an attempt to get away. I'm saddened to see such stupidity, but the entire police force can only work with what they are given when it comes to direction and training. Immaturity at its best.
disallusioned vet

Ithaca, NY

#52 May 25, 2013
Double Standard In Effect wrote:
Probable cause and reasonable suspicion recall these concepts? This drunken frat boy cop was a public servant subject to admin and civil service discipline as well as the misdemeanor charge. There is an order of protection in place. No guns or lightning for Maxner. There is no question as to his guilt it's now a question of SLC DA prosecuting this drunken frat boy masquerading as a cop.
What are the ZAPS capable of at this point? Will they harass this woman? Break her windows? Slash her tires for filing a criminal complaint against Maxner?
I like the fact that maxner stood by while his drunken friend publically urinated, oops, that shows some real arrogance now doesn't it? A cop standing near his pal pissing in public?
Might be time for the new city manager, Pinkerton, to take a serious look into the actions of the chief, Polniak, on this one. Reread the PBA contract and the c-14 procedure just as you did for Art Sciorra.
Maxner should be disciplined and not receive a slap on the wrist.
There is no "presumed innocence" for a law enforcement officer. PROVE you are innocent. Obviously, you will take a plea deal.
I question Polniak's conduct; and, I question Rycroft's conduct.
There should be random surprise un-announced drug testing for cops. Alcohol BACs should be taken at pre-shift briefing stage, and during random times during shift.
It would be nice if the police were held up to the standards of the law but it will not happen they protect and cover for their own in many cases. Testing of officers and reviewing their conduct would weed out allot if done by outside unbiased people.If it looks bad/smells bad/leaves a bad taste in your mouth it could well be bad and stuffed down your throat by the powers that be to protect themselves. A SAD JOKE ON THE PEOPLE/ HYPOCRITICAL no wonder few in the know respect the law enforcement
really

United States

#53 May 26, 2013
Hello... the frat house is on nickerson. Whos to say he wasnt celebrating his bday and instead of drinking and driving he walked home from a bar and knocked on the wrong door... agreed he should be held to a higher standard but drinking is legal. And in that sense weve all seen police drink.. judges drink millions of peopledo....
Alices Restaurant

Ogdensburg, NY

#54 May 31, 2013
Nice try Boy Blunder! Maxner caught in the act. His foot print was left on the door piggy lover and pal. Oh, and what about the Maxner friend with him who decided he was going to engage in public urination in front of an OPD cop. Wow! Question: Is public urination an arrestable offense in Canton, NY?

And, let's see; what about Chief Rycroft's publuic statements that this cop was "highly intoxicated" at the scene of the crime. Maxner, OPD cop, the perpetrator, caught in the act. didn't know where he was.... nice that you brought this up too. So drunk, to the point of what? Black out? If you need to get this drunk you have a problem. Obviously, his "friend" was not his friend if he or others let maxner get this drunk.

do I want Maxner is possession of a 45 caliber pistol or the lightning? Answer: no. and if the city council does nothing well, ther eare other things and places with overisght a group of concerned citizens can avail themselves to... nothing like oversight right Chief Polniak?

Heard the Justice Department made a referral request to a SLC resident regarding a "civil liberties and rights" complaint filed against Maxner, Chief Polniak, and Maxner's compadre over an illegal V/T stop where, the OPD vioded the ticket, issued another, and 6 months later issued yet another for the single V/T stop. The SLC DA refused to prosecute the case. Hmmmmmm!

Looks like Maxner and corrupt company will be under federal investigation in the short term.

Selective enforcement of the law; arrogance with several "good shots" of the drunken frat-boy syndrome. Get this guy off the police force.

Glug glug, and by the way, this inciodent hapopened at someone's residence, it was sa domestic Chief Polniak. Stop covering up for the misconduct of Maxner and other officers.

Lucy

Ransomville, NY

#55 May 31, 2013
Really....are you really that stupid? Learn about what really happened before you just throw out some bullshit
disallusioned vet

Ithaca, NY

#56 May 31, 2013
really wrote:
Hello... the frat house is on nickerson. Whos to say he wasnt celebrating his bday and instead of drinking and driving he walked home from a bar and knocked on the wrong door... agreed he should be held to a higher standard but drinking is legal. And in that sense weve all seen police drink.. judges drink millions of peopledo....
It was not the legal drinking but what he did while he was drunk. I for one do not care if he was drinking or not if he broke the law. If he was not acting in a legal copasity the canton police should have not given him treatment that was special and not available to others. He has made himself a joke along with anyone that aligns themself due to self interest to him. In the end he was either drunk and stupid or drunk stupid
Sky Pilot

Ogdensburg, NY

#57 Jun 10, 2013
As a result of these posts, warrantless searches and an informal investigation are being conducted by Det. Kennedy, OPD and others. Many of the posts here make the OPD "feel bad about themselves," and it is a matter of human nature, "all too human," for them to accept readily that they are not perfect and prone to error and vice. Their pride and arrogance of "6 weeks of training" gets in the way of stoicism and legal procedure.

When you criticize the OPD be ready for retaliation; they are looking to file criminal charges against anyone who speaks out against one of their own. Who are you to say?

Visited by a city staffer who knows all about the surveillance and keylogger and warrantless searches. Most of the employees disapprove of the warrantless searches but the admin manta "we cooperate we can do this" has, in my opinion won out over the rights of citizens, and a measure of confidentiality.

The boys in blue cannot get past public criticism in any form; they must retaliate to demonstrate their power and authority. It is sick and twisted.

Call the FBI; call the Justice Department; contact Congressman Owens and document every individual case or incident of police misconduct. Create and maintain a paper trail of abuses sanctioned by SLC.
CauseMommaSaySo

Ithaca, NY

#58 Jun 10, 2013
He was caught in the act therefore their is the presumption of guilt. If what you said held any water other "innocent" citizens would not have their weapons confiscated at the time of arrest as we so often see.
CauseMommaSaySo

Ithaca, NY

#59 Jun 10, 2013
CauseMommaSaySo wrote:
He was caught in the act therefore their is the presumption of guilt. If what you said held any water other "innocent" citizens would not have their weapons confiscated at the time of arrest as we so often see.
This was a reply to "innocent until proven guilty."
NC friend

Harrisburg, NC

#60 Jun 21, 2013
pastor wrote:
<quoted text>you're bragging about this your wife is a 400 pound moose. the only way anybody would go near her is drunkshe is butt ugly
You're a dumbass!!!! You can't just talk crap about someone you don't know...she is the victim and the cop needs to lose his job and take whatever punishment they give him...you need to grow up!!!
Thank God she has the balls to stand up and ask that justice be served on his ass because HE DID COMMIT A CRIME!!!
NC friend

Harrisburg, NC

#61 Jun 21, 2013
Stupid wrote:
This entire thing is ridiculous. Yes he got drunk and yes he should not have banged on her door. But he's human. No matter what our jobs are, we all do stupid things at times, especially when drunk. But for this woman to say that she is "fearful" and afraid to walk around her neighborhood? What does she think he is going to do? It was a mistake, and I'm sure he hopes he never runs into her again out of embarrassment. I do not think this has anything to do with his ability to be a police officer. Life goes on.
Who knows what could have happened if he would have gotten into her house or what could have happened if she would have came out...and no one has the right to say what could or would make someone else fearful. She has every right to be fearful considering it probably scared the shit out of her.
disallusioned vet

Ithaca, NY

#63 Jun 21, 2013
It does make one wonder how another person would be treated and why/ history with the city police repeats itself / if we get what we paid for we may be have have been short changed and robbed again

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