AG refiles perjury charge against Lancaster police sergeant

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – The state attorney general’s office has refiled a felony perjury charge against a Lancaster police sergeant who’s accused of assaulting a man he arrested for public drunkenness in 2014.

A spokesman for the office said prosecutors have also filed a motion asking for another district judge to hear the new preliminary hearing for Raymond Corll.

Corll, 55, was ordered to trial in April on misdemeanor counts of false swearing, official oppression, and simple assault. The initial perjury count was dismissed.

In his testimony at a 2014 summary trial, Corll said he arrested the man because he was staggering the entire width of a 15-foot sidewalk and was so drunk he was unaware of his surroundings.

According to a criminal complaint filed by the state attorney general’s office, the man showed no signs of intoxication in a surveillance video.

Corll is accused of falsely arresting and punching the man while he was in handcuffs. The man sued Lancaster and settled for $150,000.

Corll, a 16-year veteran, has been suspended with pay since November.

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