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Cop faces new charges in accident investigation

May 19, 2017 05:25 PM

The Albany cop accused of leaving the scene of an accident is facing increased charges.

Shawn Dixon was in court Friday with his attorney and a PBA representative.

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He declined an interview after the proceeding.

Dixon, a 30-year-old police officer of less than two years, was initially accused of leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He's now charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident - a misdemeanor. Dixon pleaded not guilty and the district attorney's request for a no-contact order was denied by the judge.

"I think this is a typical violation of leaving the scene of property damage accident. The current charge is inflated, I think, in large part because he's a police officer," argued Defense Attorney Mike McDermott.

According to Dixon’s attorney, he is suspended without pay.  He was not on-duty at the time of the alleged incident.

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