01/14/2012

Lawsuit filed for use of tear gas in Pa.

A Derry woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the borough and its police chief in federal court for police actions during a 10-hour standoff

By Jennifer Reeger
Tribune-Review

GREENSBURG, Pa. — A Derry woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the borough and its police chief in federal court, claiming that her constitutional rights were violated when police lobbed 26 canisters of tear gas into her house during a 10-hour standoff.

Pamela Melnick, 49, of 300 N. Chestnut St. filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh on Tuesday against Derry Borough and Police Chief Randy Glick over an incident in October.

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