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Troy man sentenced in police officer assault

ALBANY - A Troy man was sentenced Thursday after being found guilty for assaulting a police officer.

Back in November, 25-year-old John Rodriguez pleaded guilty on charges that he assaulted a police officer on September 7, 2013.

Police say Rodriguez, in the area of North Pearl Street and Sheridan Avenue, was attempting to prevent the arrest of another man by jumping on the officer's back.

The officer suffered a partially torn rotator cuff and lower back pain.

Rodriguez was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison.
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