Ex Albany Police Officer Robert Schunk II Receives maximum sentence of 1 year in jail after jury verdict in Halfmoon Town Court
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Ex- Albany Police Officer Robert Schunk II receives maximum sentence of 1 year in jail for
Criminal Mischief charge plus 15 days for Harassment violation. The times run concurrently by law.
Saratoga County James A. Murphy, III announced today that Ex Albany City Police Officer Robert Schunk, II was sentenced to one year in jail and 15 days in jail based upon his conviction after trial for Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree.
The convictions stems from an incident that occurred at the victim's residence at 409 Lookout Ln., Halfmoon, NY when on April 3, 2010, Schunk, an Officer for the Albany Police Department, arrived at the house and began an argument with the victim. During the course of the argument he grabbed her causing bruising to her arms and damaged the door to her bathroom. The victim had fled to her bathroom and locked the door and the defendant damaged the door while attempting to force it open.
Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department responded and charged Officer Schunk with the top county of Criminal Mischief misdemeanor for damaging the door and doorframe and harassment for the attack against her just prior to her seeking refuge in the bathroom.
DA Murphy said “We are pleased that the jury was able to hear the evidence in the case and return a just verdict. The sentencing today illustrates that domestic violence is a crime that will be punished to the fullest extent of the law, no matter who the defendant is or what career they have chosen. I am grateful that Albany Chief of Police Steven Krokoff immediately suspended the defendant after this crime was committed and that the defendant has been terminated from his position as a member of law enforcement. "
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