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No charges in police excessive force probe in York County

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 5, 2013 3:04 PM
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(York) -- York County District Attorney Tom Kearney says his office will not pursue charges against two police officers stemming from a 2011 arrest of a woman.

Debra Lynn Williams alleges in a lawsuit that Springettsbury Township police Officers Chad Moyer and Gregory Hadfield punched and slapped her during an arrest in a domestic disturbance.

Kearney says an investigation has concluded the officers were attempting to control an ``out of control'' situation and never intended to hurt Williams.

Williams alleges police used excessive force in subduing her. She said she was suicidal and family members were attempting to calm her down when they called police.

The officers said Williams kicked and spit at them and was cursing and kicking the inside of the patrol car.

Read District Attorney Tom Kearney's Press Release

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