Altoona Police Officer Matthew Plummer is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
Plummer was charged with beating-up a man about two weeks ago after a concert near Pittsburgh. He said the man threw a bottle at the bus he was in and was getting aggressive with the bus driver. Plummer says the man took a swing at him so he hit back.
Plummer is due in court Monday for a preliminary hearing on an Aggravated Assault charge. His lawyer hopes that charge will be dropped because he says his client was only acting in self-defense.
Plummer was put on desk duty during the investigation.
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