Felony Charge Against Scranton Cop Dismissed | News
The most serious charge against a Scranton police officer accused of starting a bar brawl has been dismissed.
Mark Miller was back in court Thursday when the judge decided he will go to trial on several other, less serious charges for the brawl back in June.
Inciting a riot was the most serious charge against Miller for the bar fight at the V Spot Club in Scranton.
After the judge watched surveillance video from that night, the felony charge was dismissed. Miller is still accused of five other crimes, including terroristic threats and illegally using his position as a police officer.
Prosecutors said Miller and three other men showed up visibly drunk at the nightclub on Providence Road. Miller then showed his badge to the bouncer at the door and demanded to get in. One of Miller's friends also flashed a fake badge. When the bouncer and another man asked Miller and his friends to leave, a fight broke out.
Miller's friends, Sean Manley, Chris Kahanic and Brian Gannon, are all headed to trial for disorderly conduct and other charges.