- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges including bribery, menacing by stalking and tampering with evidence.

The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram (http://bit.ly/21BpoMi ) reports that suspended Elyria police officer Thomas Orsik pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court.

Orsik’s attorney told the newspaper after the hearing that his client denies all the charges and intends to fight them.

Police and prosecutors have said very little about the nature of the charges.

Orsik was suspended from the police force in September while under investigation for the allegations and has been on paid leave since Sept. 4. He also is the subject of an internal police investigation.

Orsik was indicted last month.

He has been a police officer in Elyria since 2006.


Information from: The Chronicle-Telegram, http://www.chronicletelegram.com



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