- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Testimony is expected to begin in the trial of an eastern Pennsylvania police chief’s son accused of pointing a gun at county detectives.

The Morning Call reports (https://bit.ly/1Q9r4nK ) jury selection ended Tuesday and testimony is expected to start Wednesday afternoon in the trial of 23-year-old Christopher Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald, the son of Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, faces simple assault and reckless endangerment charges.

Prosecutors say he aimed a gun at two undercover detectives following an alleged road-rage incident in August.

Defense attorney Jack McMahon says Fitzgerald never pointed the gun at detectives but was holding it for protection. His girlfriend and 1-year-old son were in the car. McMahon says Fitzgerald is a “good kid” and wouldn’t pull a gun on an officer.

Fitzgerald had a permit to carry the weapon.


Information from: The Morning Call, https://www.mcall.com

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