- Associated Press - Friday, September 29, 2017

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania constable has been ordered to stand trial on charges he wrongly arrested two women without the necessary warrants, and then made sexually suggestive comments about them.

But another constable charged in the same incident had all but one charge - conspiracy to commit official oppression - dropped or dismissed.

The incidents involving constables David Kneller and John Sarge took place in April. The charges, including harassment and official oppression - the unlawful use of police power - were filed in June.

Kneller was ordered to trial on all charges, but the judge dismissed the harassment charge against Sarge after prosecutors dropped all but the conspiracy charge against him.

Hazleton police had accused Sarge of making one of two sexually suggestive comments about the women, but one woman testified Thursday that Kneller made both comments.

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