City man acquitted of assault on cop

Full story: The York Daily Record

Randall L. Alloway was "manifestly under the influence" when a West York Borough Police officer stopped him late at night on July 20, 2008, in the 1000 block of West Market Street.
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timmy

Gettysburg, PA

#1 Jan 24, 2009
way to go kelly...did you tell the jury to find him not guilty? your a piece of work. god forbid you or your family become a victim of a crime, i'll bet you would want blood then.... why not suit up and see what it's like to do a cops job...you couldn't handle it.
agree

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jan 24, 2009
I agree with timmy. kelley did it again! tainted juries
Regular Joe

Gardners, PA

#3 Jan 24, 2009
It's a shame that Alloway got off on the serious charges but Mussleman is a TOOL. Talk about cocky, that kid needs some lessons in people skills! And from the sound of it he could probably spend some more time at the range.
CARP CRAP

Bayville, NJ

#4 Jan 24, 2009
It's time for Kelly to take his left wing liberal A$$ somewhere else. Wonder where he gets his weed.
Hmmm

Reading, PA

#5 Jan 24, 2009
It does seem a little strange, but obviously we don't have all the facts here. At least the putz was convicted of something. My question is if someone is trying to disarm you and you hear your holster coming unsnapped, why would you want to go ahead and remove your weapon rather than retain it and repel your attacker.

If this did happen, it would seem as though the officer ultimately fired at the suspect while he was fleeing. If he was fortunate enough to hit him, I believe he would have shot the suspect in the back. Maybe its good for his future as an officer that he did miss, or maybe he tried something even dumber and fired "warning shots" hoping to scare the guy into stopping.
Bill

United States

#6 Jan 24, 2009
I was a witness. One other person was a witness.
The cop fell down and later lied about it

We went to the DA's office.
They didn't care that there were two witnesses that showed the cop lied.

Business as usual for the crooked DA.
Curious

York, PA

#7 Jan 24, 2009
Hey.."Bill--from Sparrows Point"....do you still live there?? I have family down that way and have some past history there also.
YDR Watcher

AOL

#8 Jan 24, 2009
Bill wrote:
I was a witness. One other person was a witness.
The cop fell down and later lied about it
We went to the DA's office.
They didn't care that there were two witnesses that showed the cop lied.
Business as usual for the crooked DA.
If this is true why not contact the state attorney general or the state police?
The Truth Seeker

Frederick, MD

#9 Jan 25, 2009
Funny how there is always a "witness" that finds time to post here but not testify for the defense. Bill would have been a defense witness, not a prosecution witness! Nothing but BS
asst commiss wentz

AOL

#10 Jan 25, 2009
i wouldnt have missed--musselman needs to go to the range
asst commiss wentz

AOL

#11 Jan 25, 2009
and by the way judge--let the jury do their job with out your spin
Grow up

York, PA

#12 Jan 25, 2009
Some of these comments make me sick!!!

Put your self in Police officers shoes. Its so easy for people to sit behind a computer and make accusations or say what the officer should have done.I bet anything if you were put in that situation someone would have been shot (or shot at) and I dont think It would have been Alloway.
supervoter

New Egypt, NJ

#13 Jan 25, 2009
I can't believe this jury nor the judge!! Why don't they go out and do the job those cops do everyday...because they wouldn't last one week!

“Depraved Indifference”

Since: Dec 08

Ronin

#14 Jan 25, 2009
......hmmm, missed from 4 feet ? The officer needs more range time...
Brad

United States

#15 Jan 25, 2009
The Truth Seeker wrote:
Funny how there is always a "witness" that finds time to post here but not testify for the defense. Bill would have been a defense witness, not a prosecution witness! Nothing but BS
The defense didn't need another witness.
The policeman had no credibility.
That is why the defendent was acquitted.

DUH !!!!!!!!!
RAM

AOL

#16 Jan 25, 2009
Well it is my opinion the the article written pretty much allows you to attack police officers and
remove thier fire arms and possibly shoot them with it.I mean what the hell,you won't be charged with it.People,these men and women put thier lives on the line everyday and night thier out thier.Thier main intentions are to keep you safe everyway possible or within thier powers of the law.They only have seconds to react,while you computer typers have all the time in the world to type in what you think.But during those seconds,they are hoping it is the right thing.They too get investaged,thier job is on the line, if found wrong.But you bad mouth people can talk what you talk.I am sure if you are in need of help from a crime that effects your life,you would call these officers and cry the loudest.What about the other police officers that back him up?They to had to fight this man.And for his criminal past,I understand this list is long.In other words, he is a career criminal.If you remember, this man ran from the police,so he had something to hide.Had he cooperated,Iam sure the story would of been different.I say the officer did what he had to do in the seconds of judgement he had.So knock it off.
Juror

Millville, NJ

#17 Jan 25, 2009
I served on this jury, and I am a hard-core conservative - I enjoy Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, and Humphries regularly. I'm not saying there is no way it didn't happen how Musselman says it did, but the state simply did not satisfy its burden of proof. It came down to one man's story versus another's, and both accounts had questionable portions and possible embellishments. Obviously, one or both of them were lying about something. Personally, I did not find either man's testimony to be superior to the other's, and therefore had to err on the side of presumption of innocence. You can't make judgments on these matters just by reading the abbreviated story online without having served and experienced the testimony first-hand. I am also disheartened by the comments on Kelley and the jury from the Mount Wolf and Dover posts. I do not know anything about the judge's ruling history, but I can assure you his instructions in this case were absolutely fair and just to the letter of the law.
The Truth Seeker

Frederick, MD

#18 Jan 25, 2009
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
The defense didn't need another witness.
The policeman had no credibility.
That is why the defendent was acquitted.
DUH !!!!!!!!!
Yeah right Einstein,
Defense didn't need a witness? Not much knowledge of the court system on your end. Duh!!
Juror

Millville, NJ

#19 Jan 25, 2009
Truth Seeker: I'm not exactly sure what you mean by post #18. The truth is, the defense didn't have to call anyone at all, it is not their burden to prove innocence.
Scott

York, PA

#20 Jan 25, 2009
Just another question to point out...if both the prosecution and the defense agreed that this turd was "manifestly under the influence", how is that Kelly found him innocent of that charge??????????

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