Former USPS Area Vice President Found Guilty Of Assaulting Postal Manager

Jerry D. Lane, the former USPS Vice President for the Capitol Metro Area, was found guilty on misdemeanor assault charges in Loudoun County, Virginia District Court on August 26, 2010, and given a fine of $300.00. (Lane was arrested on June 2, 2010 according to court records)

According to the Washington Post on June 10, 2010:

Jerry D. Lane had served as vice president of operations for the Capital Metro Area since 2006.

Lane, based in Gaithersburg, visited the Dulles Processing and Distribution Center in Sterling on June 1 and allegedly argued with the building’s manager, Kathleen J. Michaels.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call at the building about 2 p.m., said spokesman Kraig Troxell.

Michaels filed misdemeanor assault charges on June 3 and Lane was issued a summons to appear in Loudoun General District Court on June 17, according to court records.

USPS Spokesman Gerald McKiernan said Lane “separated” from the Postal Service on June 3, but could not say whether he was fired or resigned, citing personnel policy and privacy concerns. The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General has launched an internal investigation, according to their spokesman Dan Mihalko. Multiple calls to Lane and Michaels went unanswered.

Lane worked for the Postal Service for 32 years and once managed Brentwood Postal Facility, where two workers died during the 2001 anthrax attacks.

5 thoughts on “Former USPS Area Vice President Found Guilty Of Assaulting Postal Manager

  1. The fine has nothing to do with Lane being management. Lane separated from USPS on June 3, two days after the alledged assualt. He was tried in a civil court and represented by civilian lawyers. Evidently, the fine for verbal misdemeanor assualt (there was no physical contact) is $300 in Loudoun County. If he was given a retirement, then you can bet the OIG investigation will determine, based on conviction in a civil court, that his separation and retirement were not valid and they will recommend rescinding it.

  2. Should have picked on a craft employee, instead of another manager. You can kick craft employees in the head all day and no one would care less. Dumb ass!

  3. What only $300.00 ???????? This is typical for MANAGEMENT!!A slap in the wrist!! I.m sure they let him resign so he don’t lose anything, he was probably ready to retire anyway!

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