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Police officer’s attorney requests new trial in Little League pins case

June 21, 2013

An attorney representing a Williamsport police officer who lost a civil jury trial after jurors believed he violated a couple’s Constitutional rights by seizing their Little League pin collection ha......

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Millwe

Nov-09-13 10:06 PM

Can someone please explain to me WHY this cop is still an "investigator" for the city of Williamsport. The 4th Amendment is "huge" and he isn't fired? Seems to be a few really good cops have been let go for a lot less. This guy knocked on someones door and pretty much "stole" from them, in uniform no less. Now, we, the taxpayers have to pay for his stupidity and ego? If I did that I'd be in the county and have to pay my own restitution after time served. Why weren't criminal charges filed? Did the Attorney General get involved in this and why not?

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aretesancus

Jul-10-13 3:32 PM

Spike2 -- That the attorney is seeking to recoup costs is not what I was complaining about. It was the costs the attorney was seeking to recoup. Let's do the math on this one and put it into perspective -- $161,574 total is what the attorney wants. If his rate was $150 per hour, he would have spent 134 eight-hour days doing nothing but work on this case. C'mon. Really?!?

How about he takes his cut out of the meager $45k settlement the jury awarded?

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jeff33

Jun-24-13 12:50 PM

He will have to retire to pay this, the CROOKED COP!

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Shulski

Jun-21-13 10:42 AM

Great. Even more tax payer dollars wasted because an arrogant jerk can't admit he's wrong. What's with the mayor and cops in this town? They're never wrong in their minds. Like children. Dumb, bully children.

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Shirly

Jun-21-13 10:36 AM

Seems to me Kontz would be better served to just take his punishment and get this story out of the headlines. Sure, his little ego is bruised but if even half of what we read was true he deserves what he got. Get over it, Kontz and get back to work - hah! Now there's a laugh.

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spike2

Jun-21-13 9:30 AM

No, the real issue is the finding of a jury. An attorney usually seeks compensation in a matter such as this. How many hours do you think were spent on a case of this nature. I agree it would be nice to see billable hours and costs of filings and so forth from each side.

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aretesancus

Jun-21-13 8:12 AM

The real crime here is the $153,400 in attorney fees and $8,174 in costs that the plaintiff's attorney is looking to recoup!

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