Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Examiner editor off the hook on gun charge

In a 10-paragraph story, the Baltimore Examiner announced today (June 26) that prosecutors are dropping charges against the paper's executive editor, Frank Keegan (pictured), who was accused of pointing a shotgun at a neighbor who complained about his cigarette smoking. The neighbor was holding his 3-year-old daughter when confronted by the gun-toting editor May 23, according to police reports. Keegan, 58, had been charged with with three counts of second-degree assault and two gun violations, and spent a day in jail after his arrest. Prosecutors decided not to go forward with the case following a meeting with the alleged victim and his attorney, the Examiner reported. Keegan came to the Examiner in January 2006 after he had been fired by the Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, Conn., where he had worked for three years.