- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Trial has begun for a western Pennsylvania police officer accused of using his gun to break a motorist’s window and threatening to charge her unless she paid to fix his damaged weapon.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1itz0Qs ) reports that Whitaker officer William Davis is charged in Allegheny County with false swearing, criminal attempt to commit extortion, perjury and official oppression.

Davis said he stopped the car in June 2012 as part of a drug investigation, but the woman said Thursday that she drove away because he was in an unmarked car and street clothes. She said he then ordered her to roll down the window but broke it before she could do so.

Defense attorney William Difenderfer said Davis couldn’t see through the tinted window and feared for his safety.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com

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