Fired Morrisville Borough Police Officer Sentenced to Prison
Disgraced former Morrsiville Borough Police officer Michael Pitcher was sentenced to jail on Monday by Bucks County Court of Common Pleas Judge Brian T. McGuffin.
McGuffin sentenced Pitcher six to 23 months of prison time for unlawful use of a computer, official oppression, terroristic threats, and harassment of a Lower Makefield couple.
The fired officer is also required to complete five years of probation following completion of jail time, a spokesperson from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office said Tuesday evening.
Pitcher was convicted in a trial by judge in last October. The fired officer was originally charged back in June of 2019 for the incident.
Prosecutor for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office Brian M. Zarallo said it was a just outcome to the case
“Police officers abusing their authority to terrorize citizens can not be tolerated whatsoever and I am glad we were able to provide justice for the victims,” he said upon Pitcher’s conviction in October.
The case, which has been winding through the court system for over two years, impacted Morrisville in many ways. Staffing for the police department, an election outcome and the eventual firing of Pitcher in June of 2021
“It was fair and just for all involved” said Chief of Police George McClay late Tuesday evening.