Bethlehem PBA defends deceased detective

— Anson said Arduini was not the lead investigator in the Porco case, and Arduini is not the issue.

"He knows the detective was not even close to those (toll) tickets as far as I know," said Anson.

"I am here today to defend my personal best friend because he cannot defend himself right now," said Bukowski.

As for Arduini's daughters dating Christopher Porco, which Kindlon has alleged in pre-trial testimony, Bukowski believes the daughters never dated Porco and were nothing more than casual acquaintances.

"The closest they ever got to dating him was driving together in the same car to a swim meet," said Bukowski.

Arduini was one of several Bethlehem police officers who worked on the murder investigation of Peter Porco, and Anson believes this is not the way the hard-working police officer should be remembered.

"It is sad that we have to even be here today talking about this," Anson said.

Arduini died this past spring. Attempts to reach Kindlon were unsuccessful.

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