2 constables accused of wrongly arresting, harassing 2 women


HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) – Two Pennsylvania constables have been charged with wrongly arresting two women without the necessary warrants, and then making sexually suggestive comments as the women sat handcuffed.

The incidents involving constables David Kneller and John Sarge took place in April and the charges, including harassment and official oppression – the unlawful use of police power – were filed in June.

Police say Sarge told Kneller he’d have a heart attack if left alone to watch the two handcuffed women while Kneller went to arrest a third, prompting Kneller to respond with something like “Bowchicawow” – which police and the women took to be sexually suggestive.

Sarge’s attorney said he never made such a comment.

Police said Kneller called one of the women 10 times in two days to inquire about her criminal case.

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