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Two Pennsylvania Deputies Under Investigation for Eating Inside Restaurant During Lockdown

Two Pennsylvania Deputies Under Investigation for Eating Inside Restaurant During Lockdown

by Leah AnayaDecember 15, 2020

Allegheny County, PA – Two deputies in Allegheny County have reportedly been removed from the road and reassigned to different positions as punishment for eating in a restaurant on Saturday.

The Crack’d Egg restaurant in Brentwood is remaining open despite lockdown restrictions put in place Thursday by Governor Tom Wolf. Apparently, two deputies who were audacious enough to eat in the restaurant during their shift posed with restaurant owner Kimberly Waigand for a picture during their meal.

Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus has assured the public that the rogue deputies are being investigated.

The photo was posted to The Crack’d Egg’s social media page and has since been taken down. The caption to the photo, reportedly, was “We #backtheblue because they’ve got our back too.”

Chief Kraus said, “Based on our preliminary findings, those two deputies have been reassigned. They’ve been placed in quarantine for 14 days and they’ve been notified that an internal investigation has been issued.”

After the restaurant was shut down for not enforcing masks, Waigand filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the health department. In October, they were forced to file for bankruptcy but are staying open while going through the process.

Sy Lampl, the restaurants attorney, told WPXI news, “The governor’s orders are unconstitutional, and, we believe, unenforceable. In Pennsylvania, you have a constitutional right to run a business.”

Chief Kraus said, “We don’t tolerate any deputy that violates a health order from the governor, the county executive, or any health agency.”

LENN reached out to Waigand, who said she had no comment other than to say the officers were good men who did nothing wrong.

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Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya is a medically retired police officer. She served for three years at the Oakland Police Department, and just under five at a department in Washington State. Before that, she was an intelligence analyst in the US Army. She is now a stay at home mom living with her husband, who is still serving as a police officer, and their three children. She also grew up as the daughter of a police officer in California. Leah is now a writer and Deputy Editor at Law Enforcement News Network as well as the Business Manager for Washington State FOP. She's a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue and Serve and Protect. You can find her on social media @leahmsanaya or at
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