HALFMOON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York sheriff’s deputy has been suspended after a video captured him cursing and apparently slapping a young man after the man refused to let the officer search his vehicle.
The Albany Times Union reports (http://bit.ly/1w1z6Vf ) that Sgt. Shawn Glans was suspended Saturday over the encounter Friday in Halfmoon.
The man’s friend filmed the encounter. It shows Glans cursing at the man and insisting he has a right to search the vehicle, which had a rifle on the backseat. The deputy apparently slaps the man; the strike can be heard but isn’t seen. The deputy then tells the friend he could “rip your … head off.”
Glans told the newspaper the two had been acting suspicious but hadn’t broken any laws.
Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo calls the video disturbing.
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