Local

DA: Transit Cop Charged With False Imprisonment For Christmas Day Incident

View Comments
(File photo.  Credit: Thinkstock)

(File photo. Credit: Thinkstock)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia transit officer is charged with handcuffing a woman who complained that he cut the line for coffee at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Christmas morning.

Prosecutors say 42-year-old Douglas Ioven was in uniform at Suburban Station when he jumped the line.

They say one woman complained that he also stepped on her foot, prompting a confrontation between them.

Officials say the woman decided to file a complaint with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s police unit — only to find Ioven on duty.

They say he handcuffed her and charged her with disorderly conduct.

A Septa spokeswoman says those charges were dropped, while the officer was fired.

He is charged Thursday with false imprisonment, harassment and other charges. It’s not immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

You may also be interested in these stories:

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 33,921 other followers