AG James recommends former Albany Police officer be fired from current police job downstate

The New York Attorney General’s office is recommending a former Albany police officer be fired from his current role at another police department, downstate.

Attorney General Letitia James is releasing a report on the multiple complaints filed against Saugerties Police officer, Dion Johnson.
It’s over harassment and sexual assault allegations, coming from co-workers in law enforcement and a member of the public.

The report says before Saugerties, Johnson worked for Albany Police, where he was accused of repeatedly misleading his supervisor about his eligibility for overtime, and that he resigned after his supervisor recommended he face charges for these violations.
The report says when officer Johnson applied in Saugerties, an investigator contacted Albany Police, but they failed to mention any misconduct.