A former Philadelphia transit officer is set to stand trial on criminal charges he wrongly arrested and handcuffed a woman who complained he cut the line for coffee at a Dunkin' Donuts on Christmas morning 2013.
Prosecutors say 42-year-old Douglas Ioven was in uniform at Suburban Station when he jumped the line. A woman, Muibat Williamson, complained that Ioven also stepped on her foot and, minutes after the confrontation, went to file a complaint with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's police unit.
She found Ioven on duty and prosecutors say he wrongly handcuffed her and charged her with disorderly conduct.
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Those charges were eventually dropped and Ioven was fired.
The former officer's attorney says Williamson was hysterical and is simply looking for a payday in a related civil rights lawsuit.