Albany police officer suspended after St. Anne incident

August 13, 2016 11:30 PM

ALBANY -- St. Anne's Institute on North Main Avenue is an organization that helps troubled girls and women with programs and services.

That's where police say back in late July, officer Ervis Miftari responded to a call. They're not saying exactly why he was there. But while at the facility, officer Miftari allegedly slammed a young girl to the ground. He was suspended without pay, according to police. Another officer, John Schueler, is on administrative leave, all pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

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Chief Brandon Cox did not return calls from NewsChannel 13 for an interview. His Public Information Officer, Steve Smith, didn't want to go on camera. But he confirmed what happened at St. Anne's was captured on camera and that there will be a thorough investigation to get to the bottom of it.

St. Anne's is a non-profit that provides residential, education, prevention, community services and after care programs for young women, according to its website. Phone calls and emails to St. Anne's were not returned.


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