Cop Watch

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Officer tipped off drug suspect

A Chalfont police officer was charged Tuesday with telling a friend he was the target of an undercover drug investigation.

Jonathan Knight, 35, of Warminster Township is accused of telling Whitney Watson he was ''in trouble'' after Watson said he was concerned he had sold drugs to an undercover officer, according to court documents.

Bucks County District Attorney Diane Gibbons said the breach, which occurred in January, endangered the life of an undercover officer and compromised a Bensalem Township police drug investigation that began in December.

''The severeness of [Knight's actions] cannot be overstated,'' Gibbons said. ''He endangered the life of an undercover officer. He put the loyalty to his friend over the loyalty to his fellow officers.''