Video: Pittsburgh postmaster will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates

September 30, 2015 Pittsburgh postmaster Daniel P. Davis, accused of intercepting private packages and opening them in a hunt for drugs, will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates said to be aware of his allegedly illegal activities, a district judge ruled today.

Mr. Davis, 50, of Canonsburg is charged with obstructing administration of law or other government function and four counts each of intimidation of witnesses or victims, criminal coercion and official oppression.

District Judge James Motznik this afternoon presided over a preliminary hearing lasting more than two hours at City Court in Downtown. Six witnesses testified against Mr. Davis, who was represented by attorney Joseph J. Chester.

Mr. Davis threatened to kill one subordinate; told another that he was going to “take…down” a third; and told a fourth not to “cross” him, the postal workers testified.

Video: Pittsburgh postmaster will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates

The employees — Mr. Francis, Mavin Parker, Dwayne Mayo-James and Donna Clay — told their stories in court even as the attorneys sparred with one another to the point where District Judge Motznik scolded them at times.

All four postal service employees told investigators they had witnessed Mr. Davis opening packages, some containing drugs hidden in coffee bags. Read more

11 thoughts on “Video: Pittsburgh postmaster will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates

  1. It sounds like this man is long overdue for a promotion . Isn’t that how it works in postal management?

  2. O. Wow

    No words to describe how clowns
    Like this or should I said idiots in management like this dude hurts,kills employee morale.

  3. Why did it take almost three years for the OIG to nail this guy? They are as incompetent as the management is. At least they got this rat, though. He ought to have had terroristic threatening charges filed against him, too. As it stands now, this douche bag will at worst do a few years. Do as we say, not as we do, eh, management?

  4. This news story seems to be missing something. How is it a “City Court” Judge can take action against a Federal Official for alleged misconduct occurring in a federal facility? Does this mean that Barney can go onto an Marine Corp base and arrest Sgt Carter for “intimidating” Gomer? And he can be tried in the City Court of Mayberry? Something is missing here.

  5. This begs the question,why did the OIG,when it is their jurisdiction hand this case off to local law enforcement to prosecute this douchebag when it is their case and should by prosecuted by the US Attorney? sounds like they followed orders from management not to prosecute him so he can get off with a misdemeanor and not be charged with mail theft so they can re-instate their Danny Boy so they can promote him to District Manager and he can continue harassing sub-ordinates and thieving mail.

  6. Why is it always that the people above you can say whatever they want to you, threaten you, keep you in a state of fear and when you report them to the same company that pays all of you, you are labeled disgruntled and told that you were not harmed by anything he/she said to you.

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