- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A jury has delivered a split verdict in the case of a former Philadelphia transit officer accused of wrongly arresting a woman who complained that he cut in line for coffee on Christmas morning in 2013.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1pGbycu ) reports that jurors deliberated for about two hours Monday before convicting 44-year-old Douglas Ioven of misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and official oppression but acquitting him of simple assault and obstruction of administration of law.

Authorities said Ioven handcuffed the woman and charged her with disorderly conduct at Suburban Station. The charges were later dropped and Ioven was fired.

Before jurors deliberated, Judge Ann Marie Coyle granted a defense motion to dismiss felony witness intimidation and retaliation charges on the grounds that the evidence didn’t support them.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com



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