Braddock Officers Suspended After Fight
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two Braddock police officers were suspended Friday after getting into a fight.
Mayor John Fetterman said the incident occurred between the two veteran officers who were stressed out at the end of their shifts, but what happened was inexcusable.
“These are two good officers who let human emotion get the better of them,” he said.
Fetterman said the fight happened Thursday night at the station house. He said he got a 911 call around 11:20 p.m.
“They were both stressed out at the end of their shifts,” Fetterman said.
The confrontation was short, but intense. Multiple sources close to the investigation confirmed that one officer used his Taser on the other officer to gain the upper hand. The mayor won’t say who the officers are, but vows to get to the bottom of the incident.
“We are insisting on a full outside review to make sure all the facts come to light,” Fetterman said.
He also said he plans to call in the district attorney.
The mayor said investigators will look at in-house video as well as de-brief another officer who witnessed the fight. Fetterman likened the altercation to a dust-up between brothers or teammates.
“Both officers involved express a great deal of regret,” he said.
For the time being, the two officers are suspended, but the mayor says he does not rule out possible termination pending the outcome of the investigation.