Report: Erie cop caught in viral video won’t face charges for kicking protester

BY: - July 9, 2020

An attorney for the protester, Hannah Silbaugh, 21, is suing Erie officials for the officer’s name, the Capital-Star reported last month.

Lawyer for Erie protester wants court to force police to release the name of city cop who kicked her

BY: - June 23, 2020

Just a week after a 3-day unpaid suspension was issued for the Erie police officer responsible for kicking  21-year-old Hannah Silbaugh, Attorney Timothy McNair, who is representing Silbaugh filed a writ of summons against the officers involved, Erie Police Chief Dan Spizarny, Mayor Joe Schember and the city of Erie, according to

‘Shameful!’ 3-day suspension for Erie cop caught on video kicking protester lights up social media 

BY: - June 16, 2020

News of a 3-day suspension for an Erie police officer caught on video kicking an incapacitated protester has provoked angry reaction on social media, with some accusing police of a “double-standard.”

Erie cops at protest weren’t quarantined, were ‘exercising abundance of caution,’ city police chief says

BY: - June 4, 2020

The clarification came in response to a news conference Monday where the city’s top cop was questioned about the five, off-duty officers.

Erie police officers quarantining for COVID-19 called to Saturday protests

BY: - June 3, 2020

Referring to the five Erie officers who had previously been quarantining for COVID-19, Spizarny said, “They returned and masked- up,” in order to quell the protest.