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"Police Chief Charged With Civil Rights Violation" for Threatening Criminal Charges over Critical Posts
From the Justice Department (May 28):
The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Brian Buglio, age 45, of Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information on May 27, 2021, with a civil rights violation.
According to Acting United States [Attorney] Bruce D. Brandler, the information alleges that Buglio, the Chief of Police for the West Hazleton Police Department, threatened a private citizen with criminal charges, in retaliation for social media posts created by the private citizen that were critical of Buglio and of the West Hazleton Police Department.
You can see the criminal charges; the former police chief has agreed to plead guilty.