Detective: Mt. Pleasant Township woman lied when she said officer punched her |

Detective: Mt. Pleasant Township woman lied when she said officer punched her

Paul Peirce

Westmoreland County detectives allege that a Mt. Pleasant Township woman made up a complaint that she was punched by a Scottdale Borough police officer following her arrest in April.

Nicole M. Spor, 32, was charged with making false reports to law enforcement authorities by Detective Richard Kranitz after alleging to the district attorney’s office that she was physically assaulted by borough patrolman Thomas Mortimer following her April 18 arrest for disorderly conduct and attempted escape.

Kranitz alleges that Spor accused Mortimer on May 22 of turning off his body camera while he transported her to the Westmoreland County Prison β€œand punched her on her left eye.”

Kranitz reported in court documents that borough patrol cars also are equipped with cameras that tape records prisoners in the back seat of patrol cars. Kranitz said police provided him with the video and it refuted Spor’s claims.

β€œ(Spor) was not punched and custody was transferred to the (prison) correction officers in the normal procedure,” Kranitz wrote.

Spor was served the complaint via mailed summons.

Norvelt District Judge Roger Eckels has scheduled a preliminary hearing for Spor on the false report complaint for Aug. 2.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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