Police officer charged for restraining woman who poked him

January 02, 2018 - 4:36 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh police officer faces a charge of false imprisonment for allegedly shackling and handcuffing a woman in his home after she poked him repeatedly in the belly.

Court records indicate that on New Year's Eve 31-year-old Rachmiel Gallman told the woman to stop poking him or he'd put her in handcuffs.

She called 911 after he wouldn't release her from the handcuffs and leg shackles.

The incident began with the woman and her son wrestling and tickling each other as Gallman watched and laughed.

Police say an internal investigation is underway.

Gallman didn't appear to have a lawyer in court records. A message left at a number linked to him wasn't immediately returned.

He was released on nonmonetary bail.

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