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Area cop faces charges after alleged fracas at concert


August 27. 2013 11:59PM
Times Leader staff

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A Forty Fort man who serves as a police officer with two Luzerne County departments is facing assault and harassment charges following an alleged drunken fracas at a concert in Lackawanna County Sunday night, Scranton police Lt. Marty Crofton said.


David McDermott, 24, had not formally been charged as of Tuesday night, as the investigation continues into his alleged actions during a Jason Aldean concert at the Toyota Pavilion in Scranton.


McDermott, who works as an officer in Forty Fort and Ashley, faces charges of simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and criminal mischief, Crofton said.


McDermott’s status with those departments following the alleged incident could not be confirmed Tuesday night.


Police said they came upon a shirtless McDermott in a parking lot, saying he smelled of alcohol and was being held down by security guards after an alleged fight with several other people. Witnesses told police McDermott swore at one woman and might have bitten a man’s hand before another man’s father grabbed McDermott and wrestled him to the ground, Crofton said.




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