Support the blue? Nope!

I’m angrier than a cat parent who just found two piles of cat puke the hard way over this next one.  More and more, I find proof that cops are scumbags.  The Albany New York Police Department is full of them. But now it emerges that a cop from my old stomping grounds of Syracuse is also pond scum.

Jacob Ternosky, 33, of Clay, stands accused of endangering the welfare of a child, his own daughter, over accusations that, between February 6 and April 9 of this year, he allegedly abused his own child, which involved, among other things, reportedly, by grabbing his three-year-old girl by her neck, slapping her and forcing her into “soiled bed sheets.”

In response to the accusations, Ternosky was placed under of an order of protection that was served on April 11 and protected his child. But when was he actually placed on leave?  When did the SPD become aware of the OOP?
A cop needs a gun, of course, in order to do his job, so of course he’d need a weapon, which is not legal for him until the OOP is lifted. Depending on when the weapon changed hands, it looks to me like the SPD is trying to sweep something under the carpet.  And he’s not fired yet?  Not arrested?  What the hell is going on over there?
Was there ever a point where he possessed his city-issued gun, or any other guns, while the OOP was in effect?  Was it immediately taken away, or did he immediately surrender it?  The media reports neglect to report on that.
The local media is also saying that the SPD “flagged” the situation, but, again, when? When was his gun confiscated?  That’s the question I want answered, but no one else seems to be asking that question.  If I were under an OOP, and didn’t immediately surrender my gun (I don’t own one!), I’d be thrown in jail and I wouldn’t be able to be bailed out.  I guess he knows the right people in the right place if they’re going to potentially look the other way on felonies that might have been committed.
If it turns out that the officer had a gun even one minute after the OOP being served, he, according to state law, broke the law.  Anyone else would be in jail on no bail for violating an OOP.  Why is he suspended with pay, collecting a paycheck and why is he out walking the streets, free to beat your child?  Or do you not care? If you live in Syracuse, you’re paying him to allegedly beat wee ones.
The officer was ultimately arrested, and rightfully so, and was indeed placed on paid administrative leave.  Again, no word about that gun of his.  So in Syracuse, you’re being paid to allegedly abuse little children?  Where do I get a job like that?  I mean, seriously, what a lovely city!
The questions bear repeating: when was he arrested?  Was his gun taken at that time, or was he allowed to keep it for even one second after he was served in court with the OOP?  When will the police department and the media tell the public about these things?
Now is the time for the SPD to show the world what they think of their officers assaulting little children.  So far, they’re on the wrong side of history here, throwing money at him after allegedly striking a child.  Everyone’s watching, SPD.
Now is the time to put him on unpaid administrative leave until this case is resolved, which will hopefully involve a custodial sentence, assuming that the prosecutors don’t cave and offer him a plea deal.
Ternosky was sworn in as an SPD officer in May of last year.  One year on, things aren’t looking so hot for him and his career. But then again, given that the city’s paying him to potentially assault children, I’d say the city isn’t worth pissing on.
I have reached out to the department’s media relations team, so it’ll be interesting to see if they respond or if they run away and bury their heads in sand.  It sounds to me like certain questions like those I’ve raised today are being buried, hoping that no one will ask.
But I will ask.
UPDATE May 10 at 9:08 A.M.
The media representative for the SPD released a statement and part of that, answered my question: “The officer’s gun was seized as part of the process,” but did not address the issue of when in the process, so it is unclear if the officer had a gun at any point after the OOP was served.
The statement also said, “The Syracuse Police Department became aware of a domestic order of protection that was served on April 11, 2024 against Jacob Ternosky, in favor of his child.”
The statement went on to say that “[an] internal investigation was initiated and [Ternosky] was placed on paid administrative leave…”  The question of when they became aware remains.  For an updated post, click here.