No, a Lower Merion Township police officer didn’t stalk and assault a Lansdowne women, as she had charged.
So on Friday, Gabrielle Drexler, 28, was sentenced to six to 23 months in prison and five years of consecutive probation on a felony charge of perjury.
Drexler made her accusation in a most public way — at a Lower Merion Township commissioners meeting on May 18, 2011. At the meeting, she accused one officer of stalking and assaulting her and a second of illegally detaining her.
A six-month Grand Jury investigation concluded that Drexler’s accusations were baseless, that she lied to police and doctored an e-mail she had received from one of the officers, whom she had been seeing romantically. She concocted her charges, authorities said, after learning that the officer was married.