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Video: Pennsylvania Officer Faked Attack, State Police Say

December 23, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Pennsylvania Officer Faked Attack, State Police Say

A Schuylkill County, PA, police officer who claimed she was attacked during a traffic stop in September made it all up, state police said.

The West Penn Township officer, 41, was charged Wednesday with making false alarms to agencies of public safety and false reports to law enforcement authorities, both misdemeanors, reports the Morning Call.

On Sep. 2, the officer called for backup and was found at the bottom of an embankment along the road with non-life-threatening injuries. She said she'd been attacked by a large man after stopping his vehicle, but state police said they found a number of inconsistencies in her story. No motive has been disclosed.

The officer denies the charges, reports WFMZ. She told The Associated Press that "the truth will come out."

Comments (7)

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Percy @ 12/23/2015 4:50 PM

This seems to be becoming commonplace.

TMF @ 12/24/2015 9:21 AM

What makes it "commonplace." You have nothing to support your comment. Hundreds of thousands police officers out there doing a great job and a few negative incidents (& this case hasn't been proved one way or another yet) and people want to make a broad statement.

S.S. @ 12/24/2015 10:26 AM

TMF, percy is a jackass, and likes to troll this site. Her mother didnt teach her right.

kevCopAz @ 12/24/2015 12:22 PM

I dont agree with percy either, but frankly I have heard more of these type of incidents in the past 10 years then I did the 20 years prior. May just be getting reported more or perhaps the people that we higher from the "look at me Im so important" generation who need constant pats on the head for doing their job or they cry. We get the results based upon who we hire, I fear we will see more of this, more corruption for numerous reasons and cops who do as little as they have to in order to collect a check. But frankly in todays anti-cop climate, who can blame them.

Percy @ 12/24/2015 4:57 PM


My thoughts on the WAR ON COPS agenda.

What makes it a WAR ON COPS? Millions and millions of people out there doing a great job and a few negative incidents and cops want to make a broad statement.
Sound familiar.

S.S. @ 12/25/2015 6:35 AM

No one asked you on your thoughts douchebag! Just go away.

Leonard @ 12/25/2015 9:26 PM

The war on cops was a fantasy propogated by LE and conservative media. The Washington post just published an article that confirmed what most rational people already believed. Police have never been safer, crime has never been lower. What has changed is that social media has exposed what some communities have been saying for years. The system allows bad cops to operate freely without consequence, that some police routinely abuse their authority and that police are far too violent.

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