Daily Archives: 1, January 10, 2011

Pennsylvania State Police official’s probe could be criminal

Published: Saturday, January 08, 2011, 8:21 PM

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania state police internal affairs investigator’s “serious” and “intentional” omissions on a search warrant affidavit could be evidence of “criminal culpability” and a “vendetta” against the internal affairs boss he has replaced, a prosecutor said in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Continue reading

OPINION: Don’t plea-bargain gun charges in trooper’s death

Published: Friday, January 07, 2011, 12:30 AM     Updated: Friday, January 07, 2011, 4:32 PM


Pennsylvania state troopers are understandably upset over a pending plea deal in federal court that would allow Emily Gross to cop to a charge of lying on a gun application, dismissing an aiding-and-abetting charge in connection with the killing of Trooper Joshua Miller. The troopers aren’t just offended, they’re right. Gross should answer to the more serious charge for her alleged role in the murder of a state trooper and the wounding of another. And the family of the slain trooper should have been kept in the loop about any plea arrangement. Continue reading