Former Rotterdam cop arrested again

October 02, 2018 06:54 PM

After he was forced to resign from the Rotterdam Police Department, Vincent Stone was given a second chance by the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department. But Stone was fired this week, after he allegedly assaulted someone at his home.

Stone was arrested by Rotterdam police around 11:30 Sunday night. Police say Stone is charged with third-degree assault after allegedly getting into an altercation with his girlfriend. 

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Court documents allege the woman's face was swollen and bruised and her nose bled.

Stone served as a Rotterdam Police officer himself until he was forced to resign in 2015. That happened after Stone was accused of fighting with a Schenectady Police officer who responded to a family dispute in October 2014.

Previous reports from NewsChannel 13 show Stone worked for Rotterdam Police for eight years.

Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagostino says Stone was on road patrol while working for the department. He has been there since March.

Dagostino says Stone was fired as soon as they learned about his arrest.

Stone was one of several new hires that were making lateral transfers into the county sheriff's department. Dagostino says it was made clear that if the new hires don't live up to the department standards they would be removed.

Stone was arraigned Monday morning and then appeared in court again later Monday evening. He's due back in Rotterdam Town Court on October 22.


Emily Burkhard

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