Officer suspended while police investigate off-duty actions

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Updated: 3/24 9:36 pm

TROY, N.Y. – The Troy Police Department is investigating the off-duty actions of one of their own.

Troy Police have not said, yet, what is the focus of the investigation. They did say that the matter is of a serious nature. It surrounds veteran officer Michael Johnson.

Hudson Police Chief Ed Moore, however, confirmed that Johnson was pulled over on March 10 by Hudson City officers as he left a house that was well-known to police. The officers said a passenger in Johnson's car was arrested after being found in possession of heroin.

Two police sources close to the investigation said the passenger was Johnson's brother. A female passenger was also in the car.

Moore said Johnson told police that he is a Troy Police Officer and claimed he had no knowledge that there were drugs in the car. He said Johnson was not found doing anything illegal and was not arrested or charged.

In 2012, Johnson was stabbed in the leg by two men he pursued into a wooded area near the Martin Luther King Jr. apartments while off duty.

Troy Police said the current internal investigation began about a week ago.


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