I read with outrage Judge Stanley Frosh's inappropriate remarks about the recent case involving Officer Steven Filyo Jr. of the Montgomery County Police and David W. Risik, the man allegedly beaten by the officer {"Dropping of Brutality Charge Hit," Metro, June 16}.

Those of us with any knowledge of the events of that evening have heard a great deal about Mr. Risik's misfortune; yet, we have heard little or nothing about the enormous distress that Officer Filyo was subjected to during the incident. How can Judge Frosh put himself in the shoes of a dedicated, second-generation law enforcement professional who served our neighborhood admirably for quite some time and who risks his life every day when he goes to work?

Can Judge Frosh predict how he would react if he were to confront a man who acted suspiciously, refused to identify himself, eventually misrepresented himself as a federal agent, brandished a weapon and finally fled? One can only imagine the horror Officer Filyo must have felt that night. MAUREEN K. GAWLER Rockville

. . . Or the Law?

The recent action of Judge Stanley Frosh, forcing an offender to perform services for a "gun control" group as a condition of his probation was outrageous and, as I read it, unconstitutional. It is gratifying to note, however, that Judge Frosh was open-minded enough to rescind the order upon reflection. A sentence requiring a contribution to an organization seeking to ban handguns was struck down as being a violation of First Amendment rights in People v.Warren in 1982.

In that ruling, the court declared: "We need not document here that gun control is a vehemently debated political issue. . . We find invalid the imposition of a contribution that would advance one side of this controversy. If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not occur to us."

Judge Frosh's action clearly indicates a lack of judicial temperament. It is no wonder that citizens around the country have lost faith in our revolving-door system of criminal justice when we see such a blatant example of a judge's injecting his political views and predilections into decisions. DAVID W. CONOVER Information and Member Services National Rifle Association of America Washington