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The Ohioville Patrolman who sparked a criminal investigation against his Chief remains off duty, as Borough Council votes to hire a new officer.
Patrolman Nevin Beatty was removed from the Ohioville Borough Police Department’s schedule at the beginning of January, after First Assistant District Attorney Ahmed Aziz approved town resident William Pittser’s private criminal complaint against the officer. Pittser had alleged that Beatty rapped on his windshield with his knuckles at a traffic stop, and claimed his windshield broke two hours later as a result. The man filed the private summary charge of Criminal Mischief against Officer Beatty nearly 6 months later.
Magisterial District Judge Dale Nicholson dismissed the complaint at a hearing held last Wednesday, but Ohioville Borough has failed to reinstate Officer Beatty to the police department’s schedule. The Borough has insisted that Beatty is not being disciplined, but instead claims the town is exercising its administrative authority in the scheduling of hours for its officers. Sources within the Borough say the “part-time” officer had been working an average of 40 hours per week prior to the incident.
At the towns’ public meeting held last week, Council members voted to hire a new patrolman, Officer Justin Majors, who has since been added to the department’s schedule.
Officer Nevin Beatty filed a Whistleblower lawsuit against the Borough and several of its officials earlier this month, alleging he was being retaliated against after sparking an ongoing corruption investigation against Chief Ronald Lutton by the Pennsylvania State Police. Lutton has been accused of bilking taxpayers out of tens of thousands of dollars by falsifying time sheets and altering hearing notices.
The Beaver Countian has published a series of investigative reports and other articles about the alleged actions of Ohioville Borough Officials:
Retaliation? Officer Removed From Schedule After Sparking Corruption Probe
District Attorney’s Office Approves Private Complaint Against Officer
Man: The Mayor Had Me File A Complaint Against Officer Beatty
Ohioville Mayor Files Harassment Complaint Against Beaver Countian
Man Who Filed Complaint Against Officer Becomes Belligerent At Court
Leaked: Internal Emails From Ohioville Police Department Raise Questions
Photos At The Center Of A Private Criminal Complaint Against Officer
Police Officer Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Ohioville Borough And Officials
Judge Dismisses Private Criminal Complaint Against Ohioville Officer