Police: Off-duty officer faces assault charge in road rage


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say an officer pointed a gun at someone in a road rage encounter last spring while he was off duty, and is being charged with simple assault.

Police identified the officer as 28-year-old Robert Kramer. They say he is on administrative leave, pending the resolution of the criminal case involving a May 3 encounter in the city’s Sheridan neighborhood.

Police say Kramer pointed a silver revolver at a civilian, which suggests he wasn’t using his service weapon because those are dark-colored.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Kramer, but say he must appear for a preliminary hearing Oct. 2.

Police provided no further details Wednesday, and the criminal complaint that includes specifics wasn’t immediately available.

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