- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An Albany County sheriff’s sergeant who was facing termination for his use of a Taser stun gun on a teenager has resigned following allegations he left threatening and racist messages on a man’s voicemail.

The Times Union of Albany reports (http://bit.ly/1RB0sCb ) Sheriff Craig Apple confirmed the resignation of Vincent Igoe Jr. on Wednesday but declined further comment.

The 41-year-old was suspended 11 months ago after his squad car dash cam showed him firing a stun gun at a teenager who was kneeling in front of officers with his hands on his head following a high-speed chase.

A sheriff’s office spokesman said the voicemails in question were made to a man in the town of Colonie (kah-luh-NEE’) who knows a female friend of Igoe’s.

An attorney for Igoe couldn’t be reached for comment.

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Information from: Times Union, http://www.timesunion.com

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