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March 14, 2013

Ex-Altoona cop sentenced in fight, cover up

ALTOONA — A former Altoona police officer will serve four years on probation for his role in an off-duty bar fight and the subsequent cover up.

The Altoona Mirror reports 32-year-old Eric Krimer was sentenced Wednesday.

Another former officer, Duane Eichenlaub, faces sentencing April 29 for his conviction on seven counts, including aggravated assault and tampering with public records.

Authorities say Eichenlaub and Kriner beat up a man who allegedly fondled Eichenlaub’s wife and lifted her dress at an Altoona bar in May 2010.

The officers then tried to get fellow police who responded to overlook the incident.

Kriner pleaded guilty and testified against Eichenlaub at his trial in January.

Kriner told the Blair County judge who sentenced him, “I should have come forward and said what happened.”


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