Pa. chief says cop who threw flashlight used excessive force


By Kara Murphy
Erie Times-News

ERIE, Penn. — Erie Police Chief Steve Franklin said an officer used excessive force when he threw a flashlight at a woman's vehicle and struck her.

Franklin said he has ordered that the officer be suspended as a disciplinary measure. But the officer has indicated he wants to discuss the issue with a lawyer and possibly fight the suspension, Franklin said.

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  1. Tags
  2. Command Staff - Chiefs / Sheriffs
  3. Traffic Enforcement, Highway Patrol
  4. Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs
  5. Patrol Issues
  6. Use of Force

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