Officers face discipline in alleged handcuffing

September 01, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two officers accused of handcuffing a woman and making sexually suggestive remarks to her will be disciplined by the Baltimore County Police Department, a spokesman said yesterday.

The discipline follows disposition of the separate criminal cases of Rodger B. Clise, 36, and Thomas M. Siwek, 43, both assigned to the Cockeysville Precinct. Siwek was given 80 hours of community service and Clise's charges were dismissed, said police spokesman Bill Toohey.

The charges stemmed from an incident May 27. According to charging documents, the two officers walked into a feed store called The Mill of Hereford in the 17000 block of York Road. When a clerk jokingly pointed out a female customer as the reason an alarm had been set off, Siwek handcuffed her, according to court documents, and then both officers made sexually suggestive jokes before freeing her a few minutes later.

The woman, Brigid M. Boyce, had not triggered any alarms and had committed no crime, police said.

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