Berks Co cop accused of attacking police chief

September 12, 2012 5:15:04 AM PDT
A West Reading police officer accused of attacking his own chief is telling his side of the story.

Officer Ronald Ladd says he went into his chief's office back on August 31st to complain about being verbally attacked in public by a fellow officer. He says his conversation with Chief Edward Fabriziani turned physical.

Ladd says, "[Fabriziani] took and hit me with the heels of his hand (sic). And when he did that, I pushed back - a fight ensued."

The District Attorney says an investigation shows Officer Ladd was the aggressor, not the chief.

Ladd stands by his claims. He says he's endured more than a decade of harassment on the job.

Ladd faces a citation that could get him 90 days in jail or a $300 fine.