Cop, aunt charged with assault in funeral fracas

The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — A 28-year-veteran Pittsburgh police officer and her aunt have been charged in a funeral home fracas.

City police say 49-year-old Officer Tracy Schweitzer and 62-year-old Suzanne Troy argued at the Beinhauer Funeral Home on Friday during the viewing of another of the officer’s aunts.

Schweitzer told investigators her dead aunt didn’t want Troy at the viewing. Police say when Schweitzer told that to Troy, she lifted her dress and told Schweitzer to kiss her behind — while both were standing at the casket.

Police say the women blame one another for a later fight in the hallway of the funeral home. Funeral home employees have confirmed the initial confrontation, but told police they don’t know who started the later fight.

Neither woman has an attorney. Schweitzer is on paid leave.