Patrick Walker is a progressive activist, writer, and veteran of the PA anti-fracking movement, which furnished much of his political education. An “idea guy” focused chiefly on political analysis and strategy, he is a co-founding member of the peaceful but aggressive Pitchforks Against Plutocracy movement.
Last year, Chief Ed Windbigler said he doubted the case against the officer would stick. After the officer pleaded guilty, the chief didn’t discipline him. This year, Windbigler promoted him to detective without telling an oversight board.