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Beaver County couple settles lawsuit against three officers

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Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 1:36 p.m.
 

A Beaver County couple settled their federal civil rights lawsuit against three Midland police officers who arrested them May 8, 2009, according to court documents.

Michael and Melinda Sallie of Midland claimed that officers Bryan Lynk, Bruce Tooch and George Hrubovcak arrested them because Michael Sallie criticized how they were handling the arrest of a drunken man on an adjacent property.

The officers claimed Sallie incited a crowd of more than 20 people attending a party the drunken man came from and defied orders that he be quiet and go inside his house. Melinda Sallie tried to interfere when police arrested Michael Sallie, the officers claimed.

The Sallies originally sued the borough and officer Ronald Lutton, but they dropped their claim against Lutton, and U.S. District Judge David Cercone in March dismissed the borough from the lawsuit.

The joint motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed Tuesday doesn't provide details of the settlement. Patrick Sorek, one of the Sallies' attorneys, couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Charles Saul, one of Midland's attorneys, referred questions to borough Manager Diane Kemp. Kemp said she hasn't seen the settlement.

Brian Bowling is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-325-4301 or bbowling@tribweb.com

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