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An Allegheny County judge said an off-duty Pittsburgh Police officer who got in an altercation with a South Side man last year exercised poor judgment, but he didn't commit a crime.
Officer Abel was arrested June 28 after he shot 21-year-old Kaleb Miller in the hand. Officer Abel claimed Mr. Miller had punched him moments earlier while he was in his car at a stoplight. Officer Abel, who was off-duty during the incident, testified he had four beers and two shots that night, grabbed his service weapon from his trunk and pursued Mr. Miller.
Judge Manning called the altercation "inappropriate, imprudent and ill-advised." But, he said, "It is not the obligation of this court to police the police department."