Former police chief and councilwoman indicted

Staff report


A Mahoning County grand jury has indicted a Craig Beach village councilwoman and fired police chief on perjury charges.

The one-count indictment was handed up Thursday against Councilwoman Wanda S. Sabol, 45, of Warchester Avenue, Lake Milton, and former village Police Chief Joseph E. Borosky, 32, of Nottingham Avenue, Austintown.

Borosky and Sabol likely will be arraigned in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court in two weeks.

The perjury charges allege the defendants lied under oath in an August 2012 disciplinary hearing when they said that a dash-cam video of a traffic stop made by Borosky contained sound, when it did not.

Sabol and Borosky, each charged with one count of perjury, remain free on their own recognizance.

In the disciplinary hearing, Borosky claimed the dialogue on the recording would have vindicated him in connection with a complaint concerning the traffic stop, Gary Van Brocklin, village solicitor, said in his opening statement. The video of that stop showed Borosky pulling a woman from her car and handcuffing her on Grandview Road in 2011.

Sabol testified she heard audio on the recording when Borosky played it for her immediately after the traffic stop; Borosky testified audio was on the recording when he transferred it to a DVD after the incident.

Village Patrolman David Adams testified Borosky asked him to determine why the dash-cam video had no accompanying audio. Adams said he determined the audio was absent because the wireless microphone Borosky wore wasn’t turned on.

Adams told VanBrocklin he didn’t delete the audio and wouldn’t have known how to delete it without deleting the video

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