CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS 10) – Former Saratoga County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Glans pleaded guilty to two charges on Tuesday.
Lawyers on both sides spoke about the judge’s decision.
“We feel there were defenses to the official misconduct charge,” Glans’ attorney Matt Chauvin said. “Ultimately, Shawn decided he didn’t want to put his family through more media coverage and a lengthy trial and put this behind him.”
“Our position was law enforcement officer should be held to a higher standard than other citizens, but we respect the judge’s decision,” Washington County DA Brandon Rathbun said.
If Glans complies with the orders of his discharge, there will be no further legal action against him.