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West Reading police chief, two other officers fired

Action occurs two months after chief and one officer fought in station.

West Reading police chief, two other officers fired

WEST READING, Pa. - The West Reading police chief and two other officers were fired Wednesday night, months after the chief and one of his officers were involved in a fight.

The West Reading Borough Council fired police Chief Edward Fabriziani, Ofc. Ronald Ladd and Sgt. Richard Vetter on Wednesday night, officials said.

Ladd attacked Fabriziani in the chief's office on Aug. 31, investigators said. The chief was taken to the hospital for cuts and bruises.

Ladd said the chief initiated the confrontation and claims he is a victim of  harassment.

Ladd went before a district judge Thursday on harassment charges and was found guilty. He was ordered to pay $300 in fines, as well as court costs.

The borough council in January fired three other West Reading officers over their improper use of department-issued stun guns, but two of the officers were later given their jobs back.


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