Rochester Police Officer Resigns After Being Charged With Assault
Russell Glass was not on duty when he followed a girl home from the scene of a minor accident and assaulted her dad, police say.
A Rochester Police officer resigned this week after being charged with felonious assault and with brandishing a firearm in connection with a minor car accident in Shelby Township.
Russell Glass was not on duty when the incident occurred on April 13, according to Rochester City Manager Jaymes Vettraino. Glass resigned Monday, the same day he was arraigned in 41-A District Court.
Glass pleaded not guilty to the charges.
According to a report from the Shelby Township Police Department, Glass and a 16-year-old Shelby Township girl were involved in a minor car accident around 6 p.m. that Friday. Glass told police the teenage driver cut him off as she turned right onto 24 Mile Road at Van Dyke Avenue; the girl told police she never felt a crash and continued driving.
The girl told police Glass followed her to her home near 24 Mile and Schoenherr roads. At the home, Glass was met by the girl's father.
According to the police report, an "altercation" occurred and Glass pulled out a gun. According to Vettraino, the gun was not issued by the Rochester Police Department.
Glass was released on a $10,000 personal bond.