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Aliquippa Police Sergeant Voluntarily Demoted Following Controversial Actions By DA Lozier

An Aliquippa police sergeant has accepted a voluntary demotion to patrolman after Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier told his department he would refuse to prosecute any criminal cases filed by the officer. Kenneth Watkins volunteered to be demoted on December 21, as Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker attempted to hold a “Loudermill Hearing” for him…

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Unbungabelievable
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Unbungabelievable

Hmmmmmm… Could it be people are trying to cover their behinds before the TRUTH comes spilling out. I donts thinks its a coincidence this name is appearing yet again despite all the efforts of many to cover up. If I were this someone, I would pack my bags and run before I ended up in the big house. To that someone and all the others that assisted, I think its time to DUCK AND RUN…

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Lozier refusing to prosecute any criminal cases filed by Watkins or any other sworn police officer is a very serious problem. Lozier does not have that authority. He must uphold his duty and oath of office. This isn’t fucking Nazi Germany. The PA Attorney General or someone in a high position must be notified and pull this fucking whack job off his high horse.

I'm jus sayin
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I'm jus sayin

This is all a cluster bargle too many liars. This town has lost any moral credibility since 1966. I’m so glad I can watch from a mountaintop.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Lozier putting that in a letter seems like a pretty dumb move for a DA. If I were Watkins, I would be testing Lozier on that statement. Lozier is required to follow the letter of the law. He just can’t do what he wants and not do what he doesn’t want to do. The laws of this country does not permit him to run his own little wild west show. This fucking guy is an outrage and embarrassment to the residents of this county. If he sent that letter through the U.S. Mail, hell that could be a whole other problem.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

When a DA sends a letter refusing to uphold the law and do his job, shouldn’t the Court Administrators office be jumping in here? What the hell do they do?

James T Kirk
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James T Kirk

What do you do when an officer refuses to uphold his oath of office by refusing to do his job? IE: refusing to testify, if an officer has to invoke his right against self incrimination am I not to assume he is therefore guilty of a crime? I for one would prefer not to have a criminal enforcing laws. Just saying…

I WON DEE-WON
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I WON DEE-WON

Don, clean up in aisle 3. Don, clean up in aisle 3.

weredareres
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weredareres

I think Aliquippa has several former police officers who have pled the Fifth, right Georgie David?

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