Disciplinary charges have been filed against four Albany police officers over harassment complaints filed during the hunt for a man who allegedly shot two police officers last month.
One of the four faces dismissal while the other three face temporary suspensions, Detective James Miller, spokesman for the Albany Police Department, said Friday. The names of the officers and the length of the suspensions were not released.
The disciplinary charges were approved by the police chief, but a final decision on how they will be enforced has not yet been made, Miller said.
The charges were the result of an internal investigation by the department's Office of Professional Standards into the way police handled the search for Tracy Grady following the Nov. 13 shooting. Authorities said Grady took the gun of one police officer and fired at both of them.
Residents in the area where the shooting occurred complained about police harassment during the subsequent manhunt.
Officer Stanley Nadoraski was shot several times in the chest, jaw and abdomen. Grady remains at large.