Trevon Cochrane man says porch camera caught Sharon officer threatening to press charges
SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – A Sharon man says when he tried to report a crime he was threatened by a police officer and caught on video.
Trevon Cochrane had issues with some of his neighbors regarding parking. For this reason, the police have been called several times over the past year and a half.
“Overall the cops have been here about 10 times,” he said.
In one incident, on Dec. 5, 2021, Cochrane stood on his porch and spoke with the officer about his car, which he said had been vandalized, parked on the street. At the time, the Cochrane porch camera was rolling.
“The air was pushed out so the tire was out of alignment. I told them I wasn’t going to move it as it would do more damage and they could leave a seven day tag as it was the right thing they were supposed to do. He didn’t just do that,” he said.
Cochrane says in the video, the officer is heard telling him he needs to move his vehicle. Then he says the video captures the officer saying, “This is ridiculous, I’m going to start making up accusations, accusing you both if that’s what it takes to make it stop. “
Due to Pennsylvania law requiring all parties to consent to being recorded, First News cannot share the alleged video with viewers. However, we contacted Sharon’s Chief of Police, Edward Stabile.
Stabile said he is aware of the allegations and that a video exists and an internal investigation is underway. He said he couldn’t comment on the matter further than that, due to the ongoing investigation.
Stabile also said they had requested the video from Cochrane but had not yet received it. However, Cochrane told us he sent the video to an officer at the Sharon Police Department in early January.
“Honestly, the very first thing that came to mind was, ‘I hope my camera captured it,’ and as soon as I got back into the house, I was so relieved to see that my camera had captured it,” he said.
Cochrane said he has filed several complaints against officers, including that of this incident, however, due to Pennsylvania’s right-to-know law, those records are not made public. He said he had not heard from the ministry and was never told that an investigation had been opened.
Cochrane said he repeatedly showed police footage from his porch camera, letting them know he had the camera. The camera is also not hidden and in plain view.