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DA: Transit cop charged in cuffing

on June 13, 2014 10:20 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia transit officer has been charged with handcuffing a woman who complained that he cut the line for coffee at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Christmas morning.

Prosecutors said Douglas Ioven, 42, was in uniform at Suburban Station when he jumped the line.

They said one woman complained that he also stepped on her foot, prompting a confrontation between them.

Officials said the woman decided to file a complaint with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s police unit — only to find Ioven on duty.

They said he handcuffed her and charged her with disorderly conduct.

A Septa spokeswoman said those charges were dropped, while the officer was fired.

He was charged Thursday with false imprisonment, harassment and other charges. It’s not immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

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