• City continues fight to keep officer found not guilty off the police force


    PITTSBURGH - For the second time, officials with the City of Pittsburgh are appealing a ruling that would allow a police officer back on the force after he was found not guilty of road rage.

    We told you last month how a judge upheld the ruling reinstating Officer Robert Kramer. Kramer was accused of road rage and pointing a gun at a civilian. A jury acquitted him two years ago.

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    The city has now appealed that August ruling up to commonwealth court.

    "This is absolutely outrageous. Cleared by a jury, reinstated by an arbitrator and reviewed by a distinguished Common Pleas Judge Don Walko, and everybody agreed Kramer should be reinstated," said police union president Bob Swartzwelder.

    Kramer has filed a federal lawsuit against Mayor Bill Peduto, Police Chief Scott Schubert and others.



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