Officer Faces Assault Charges Following Fight at Concert

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FORTY FORT — A police officer from Luzerne County is facing simple assault and public drunkenness charges after getting into a fight.

Scranton Police tell Newswatch 16 David Mcdermott of Forty Fort got into a scuffle after the Jason Aldean concert on Montage Mountain Sunday night.

McDermott works as a part-time police officer with the Ashley and Forty Fort police departments.

The police chiefs at both departments in Luzerne County tell us McDermott is off the schedule while the investigation continues.