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Sheriff found not guilty of making threats

July 11, 2014
Associated Press

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania sheriff has been found not guilty of assault, terroristic threats and witness intimidation after a five day trial.

Jurors delivered the verdict Friday afternoon in the trial of Beaver County Sheriff George David.

Prosecutors had claimed George threatened a news blogger with a gun in 2012 while being questioned about whether bidding procedures had been followed in buying deputies' uniforms.

But George testified that the blogger wanted David to intercede on behalf of the blogger's domestic partner, a police officer who was in danger of being fired for horsing around with a stun gun on duty.

David says the verdict "shows you how far a lie can go."

 
 

 

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