G’town’s only cop gets gun back

HUDSON—Brian DuBois, officer in charge of the Germantown Police Department on paid administrative leave, appeared in Columbia County Court Monday, September 17 seeking restoration of his personal pistol permit. The permit had been suspended and his two pistols, a Glock and a Smith &Wesson, turned over to the Sheriff’s Office.

In an email on Monday, Mr. DuBois’ attorney, Peter Schuyler of Kitson & Schuyler in Croton, informed The Columbia Paper that Judge Johnathan Nichols “fully restored Brian DuBois’ pistol permit after a brief hearing.”

This was confirmed in an email from Linda Miranda, secretary to the judge, sent to the Sheriff’s Office, stating “the pistol license has been given back to Mr. DuBois in court and Mr. DuBois can make arrangements to pick up the hand guns from the Sheriff’s Office.”

“Judge Nichols said on the record that he found Mr. DuBois to be a credible witness,” Mr. Schuyler wrote in his email. “We’re going to ask that the town immediately reinstate Mr. DuBois as a police officer.”

The Town Board recently voted to dissolve the town Police Department but Germantown voters will have a chance to weigh in on the matter in November, when the question of whether to abolish the police force appears on the ballot.

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