Four Troy Police officers facing discipline for ‘childish’ stunt encircling troopers

Four Troy police officers face punishment

Four Troy police officers face punishment for encircling two troopers last December.

Four Troy police officers are facing discipline for an incident in December, when they encircled two troopers that had driven into the Lansingburgh area.

Police confirmed the incident that took place on Dec. 12. The officers reportedly used spotlights to taunt the troopers and even a loudspeaker warning them to leave the city because they “don’t belong here.”

The Times Union first reported the story.

Troy Police Chief Daniel DeWolf told the paper that the behavior was “childish” and “unprofessional.” He said the incident involved younger officers that may not understand the ramifications of their actions.

Troy Police Assistant Chief Steve Barker told NewsChannel 13 that the Office of Professional Standards Investigated the incident and that process is expected to be completed shortly.