PITCAIRN (KDKA) — A neighborhood police detective has turned himself in to face fees after investigators say he pulled out his gun throughout a New Yr’s Eve get together and caught it in one other man’s aspect.
Police say North Braddock Police Detective Craig Gibson surrendered to officers in Pitcairn. After being held within the Allegheny County Jail, courtroom information say Gibson posted bail. He’s at the moment suspended with out pay.
Based on the felony criticism, witnesses instructed police that Gibson appeared intoxicated when he confirmed up, uninvited, to a celebration on Thursday evening. Police say he was with a pal.
The felony criticism experiences 4 witnesses mentioned Gibson had his badge seen and was carrying his gun on his hip.
“An off-duty police officer brandishing a gun and having his badge, truly poking individuals with the gun out of his holster,” mentioned Pitcairn Police Chief Scott Farally.
Police say individuals on the get together requested him to place his gun and badge away, “as a result of it was pointless,” and that’s when investigators say Gibson pulled out the weapon and pushed it in opposition to a person’s aspect.
“He truly took the gun out of its holster and put it on the ribs of different people,” mentioned Farally.
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The sufferer and one other man requested Gibson and his pal to go away.
The felony criticism experiences that the 2 males even mentioned easy methods to disarm Gibson “if it started to escalate after they instructed him to go away.”
Nevertheless, police say Gibson and his pal each left after the pal steered they go away.
Nobody was harm within the incident.
“How are we to construct the bond inside the group if we now have no integrity and we do this stuff to group members?” mentioned Farally.
Gibson, of McKeesport, is going through fees of terroristic threats, easy assault, harassment and reckless endangerment.
“Now we have no drawback with him. Nice officer, does loads of issues right here. Once I heard what occurred I used to be in shock,” mentioned North Braddock Police Chief Isaac Daniele. “Now we have achieved a lot simply on this final month to the place we now have taken large quantities of heroin off the road. One thing like that is sort of a kick down slightly bit.”
Gibson has a preliminary listening to for Jan. 25.