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Hummelstown police officer Lisa Mearkle resigns

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 15, 2016 4:55 AM
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(Hummelstown) -- Hummelstown Police Officer Lisa Mearkle is stepping down.

Her resignation comes more than two months after she was acquitted of murder late last year in the fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist as he lay facedown on the ground.

The Hummelstown Borough Council has announced an agreement had been reached with Mearkle for her to resign on December 10, 2015.

The council says the 14-year veteran of the department agreed to execute a settlement and release of all claims against the borough.

She will be paid $120,000 in severance.  

A Dauphin County jury in November found Mearkle not guilty of third-degree murder and voluntary and involuntary manslaughter charges in the February, 2015, shooting of 59-year-old David Kassick.

The shooting was captured by a camera attached to Mearkle's stun gun.  

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