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Case of Former Maine Officer Accused of Club Disturbance Settled

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    Case of Former Maine Officer Accused of Club Disturbance Settled
    WCSH-TV
    Zahra Munye Abu

    A Massachusetts judge has ruled charges against a former Portland police officer will be dismissed in three months if she stays out of trouble.

    Twenty-five-year-old Zahra Abu was charged at a Jan. 13 Ja Rule concert in Worcester after police say she became unruly and refused to leave the premises. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports Abu, Portland's first Somali police officer, resigned last week before an internal affairs investigation was completed.

    The judge ruled Tuesday that he found sufficient facts for guilty findings, but continued the charges for three months and placed Abu on administrative probation. The charges will be dismissed Sept. 25 if she has no further difficulties with the law.

    Abu could not be reached at the Portland address listed for her in Massachusetts court records.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

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