Former cop with arrest record facing new charges

August 07, 2017 05:56 PM

A former Albany police officer, in trouble with the law before, has been arrested again.

William Bonanni is charged with felony criminal mischief.

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He’s accused of throwing a chair and breaking a window at Saratoga Hospital.

His legal troubles and arrests date back more than two decades.

In 2002, he was charged with assault, accused with another officer of beating College of Saint Rose student Jermaine Henderson while Henderson was handcuffed. The officers were later acquitted and re-instated to the police force.

In 2003, he was one of two officers involved in the deadly New Year’s Eve shooting of bystander David Scaringe.

In March of 2008, a federal jury ordered Bonanni to pay $200,000 to a man he arrested six years earlier. A jury found he used excessive force during that arrest.  


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