Lower Salford Police Officers have a new four year contract that starts in 2014 through 2017. The current contract is due to expire at the end of the year. The new accord calls for a raise of 2.75 percent in the first year and a three percent increase for 2015,16 and 17. First year officers earn a salary of 52,554 dollars. The insurance portion of the contract provides an H-M-O. Officers can opt for the
P-P-O, but that plan comes at a higher cost.
A June 9th, 2012 incident that resulted in the death of a Sellersville man at the hands of a Perkasie Borough Police officer has been settled for a reported 550-thousand dollars. Michael Marino Jr. was arrested and handcuffed, but during a struggle with police while the 26-year-old was in handcuffs, one of the officers fired a shot that hit Marino in the chest, killing him. The Bucks County D-A ruled the shooting legally justified, which set off a period of community outrage. Marino suffered from mental illness, according to court papers. The terms of the settlement allows Perkasie Borough not admit to liability, which includes officers and insurers. an independent analysis, conducted by Abington Township Police Chief, William Kelly, concluded that the Perkasie Borough Police department needs additional hands-on training and more comprehensive guidelines.
The former Director of the Montgomery County Law Library enters a not guilty plea after being accused of stealing nearly 5,000 dollars from the law library. Authorities say, 61-year-old, Bruce Piscadlo used the money to buy personal items for himself and staff members. He’s out on 20,000 dollars bail. Piscadlco, according to court documents, carried out the theft from 2010 to 2012.
A pool party that got out of hand at the Menlo Aquatics Center in Perkasie on August 11th results in charges against the person who rented the pool, Antwan Garfield. According to police, Garfield told officers he organized the party for his brother, Dion Waters, an NBA player. Garfield told officers he did not sell tickets to the event that was supposed to have 100 guests, but more than 700 people showed up. During the night an assault was reported and damages to the pool area were estimated at nearly 10,000 dollars. Garfield is being charged with deception. He faces an October 21st court date.