Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Legal

June 09, 2006

Ex-Pa. officer charged after jokingly pointing gun at colleague

By Pamela Lehman and Nicole Radzievich Of The Morning Call
The Morning Call
Copyright 2006 The Morning Call, Inc.

After a two-month investigation, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Wednesday the now retired Bethlehem police captain who allegedly held a loaded gun to another officer's neck must be prosecuted, overruling a decision by city officials not to pursue charges.

"This action is necessary in order to send home the message that the misuse of firearms is dangerous business even when engaged in by a police officer and even if done so in a joking manner," said Morganelli, who had been surprised to learn of the incident by reading a Morning Call column and went on to investigate it.

Full story: Ex-Pa. officer charged after jokingly pointing gun at colleague

PoliceOne Offers

Sponsored by

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample