BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) - A Bethany Beach police officer plans to appeal a disciplinary decision that determined he used excessive force on a drunken driving suspect and falsified two police reports.
A judge dismissed assault charges against Lt. Richard Haden in a criminal trial, but he's been suspended without pay from the department since April.
His attorney, Julianne Murray, tells the Daily Times of Salisbury (http://delmarvane.ws/1cytduf ) that she plans to challenge that disciplinary decision.
Town council members last week established a police grievance committee that will allow the appeal to be filed. That committee is made up of three former law enforcement officers and sitting town managers.
Bethany Town Manager Cliff Graviet says the committee is intended to give another layer of due process.
Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/
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We stay unsettled through the first half of Saturday. Cooler air moves in late weekend with a nice stretch of weather beginning Sunday.
There may be some showers around tonight as we stay mostly cloudy and humid. Clouds hang on Saturday with some early rain but it'll turn much cooler and less humid throughout the day. High temperatures will only be in the low to mid 70s.
The sun returns for the second half of the weekend with a breezy and nice Sunday. Temperatures slowly warm next week as we enjoy days of sunshine and pleasant late summer weather.