Allegheny police officer facing multiple charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania police officer is facing 20 charges including ethnic intimidation and harassment over three road rage incidents.

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office released court papers Friday alleging that 49-year-old Andrew Marculaitis of Pittsburgh was involved in incidents between May 23 and May 31 that resulted in several people calling 911.

The documents allege that Marculaitis used a racial slur in one incident and harassed a woman driver in another, and that he tried to press charges against one victim after police questioned him.

County spokeswoman Amie Downs says Marculaitis has been an officer for 21 years and is on sick leave.

A woman who answered the phone at the Marculaitis home says they don’t want to comment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 18.

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