Hummelstown council to hold meeting about Mearkle’s return

Lisa Mearkle

The Hummelstown Borough Council will hold a workshop meeting Thursday evening to try to figure out what to do with police officer Lisa Mearkle.

The council has several options, including putting Mearkle back on the street or assigning her to desk work.

As of Thursday morning, an online petition calling for her dismissal has grown to almost 4,300 signatures.

Mearkle was found not guilty in the shooting death of David Kassick, who was unarmed.  She shot him in the back following a traffic stop in February, saying she thought he was reaching for a gun.

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