Preliminary hearing scheduled today for Sharon Hill cop who beat up SEPTA commuters

According to the Delaware County Times, last month, two SEPTA riders were waiting for their trolley out in Sharon Hill when they were beaten up by a Sharon Hill police officer.  He then falsified the arrest record in an attempt to cover it up.

The affidavit of probable cause states [Officer Stephen J.] Capizzi entered the Sharon Hill Trolley Station on the evening of Dec. 5 and patted down two young males, allegedly asking, “Where’s the weed?”

When Capizzi asked another man to put his hands up for a search, a woman allegedly told the officer no one was doing anything wrong, triggering an argument between Capizzi and the woman.

According to the police complaint, the officer grabbed the woman, began shaking her and threw her to the ground in full view of assisting officers, one of whom instructed Capizzi to stop because the woman was not resisting.

Capizzi then turned his attention back to the man he was searching when the woman intervened and attempted to body slam him to the ground, the affidavit states.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for later today.

(image source: Delco Times.)