Case involving alleged disorderly state trooper turned over to Harford state's attorney

The Harford County Sheriff's Office has wrapped up its investigation into the actions of an off-duty Maryland State Police trooper who was allegedly seen being disorderly and walking around a Jarrettsville restaurant in his underwear earlier this month.

The case has been turned over to the Harford County State's Attorney's Office for review and to determine if charges should be filed, Cristie Kahler, spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office, said..

Harford State's Attorney Joe Cassilly could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.

The trooper was at the Jarrettsville Pit, in the 3700 block of Federal Hill Road, with a fellow off-duty trooper on Aug. 16, when another customer reported to the Sheriff's Office that a man, who identified himself to the customer as a state trooper, had allegedly taken off his pants and was walking around in black boxers and at one point allegedly exposed himself, according to a Sheriff's Office police report.

Following the incident, one trooper, a corporal who lives in Abingdon, was placed on administrative suspension pending investigation of the incident, a State Police spokesperson said previously. The other, a sergeant, was cleared in the Sheriff's Office investigation last week and, according to State Police, was not suspended.

The Sheriff's Office said previously the allegedly disorderly trooper was driven from the restaurant by the commander of the State Police Bel Air Barrack, after a Sheriff's Deputy had responded to the scene for the complaint and talked with those present.

Kahler said neither trooper had his patrol vehicle or other State Police vehicle with him at the restaurant and, "to the best of our knowledge," neither was carrying any weapons.

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