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Hudson police officer with many transgressions still on force

May 05, 2023 1:03 pm

Roger Hannigan Gilson reports in the Times Union that the Hudson police department says they have an officer who lied in an incident report, drove with a suspended registration, and repeatedly left his post as a school resource officer at the Hudson Junior-Senior High School to visit a woman in another county with whom he had an intimate relationship. That's all what internal affairs documents obtained by the Times Union say about Officer Jacob Hoffman. He was also found to have stashed four personal guns, including a loaded semi-automatic handgun and an unregistered pistol, in an unlocked locker in the vacant, former Hudson police station. Currently Hoffman is not on active duty because of an injury, and has been disciplined multiple times in a few years. But a settlement agreement negotiated between the department and his police union that extends to 2024 allows police to terminate him immediately if he violates departmental policy. Hoffman could not be reached for comment. The Times Union obtained the police records through the state’s Freedom of Information Law. In the documents, Hoffman admits to leaving his post as a school resource officer to meet the woman. Police learned of the incident because the woman's husband witnessed the visit, and called them. “Hoffman stated that he has been doing this once a week for a couple months, with some weeks going twice,” according to the internal investigation. After the internal investigation, Hoffman was suspended without pay for 14 days for violating 10 departmental policies, and received a letter of reprimand. But he is still on the Hudson police force. The story outlines other violations and transgressions of the police officer. Read more about this story in the Times Union.

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