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Philadelphia police officer charged with false imprisonment
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I hate posting articles like this, but I think the public should be aware.

Quote:Philadelphia police officer charged with false imprisonment

A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with false imprisonment after he allegedly detained a man, put him in a patrol car, drove him around then dropped him off.

The incident happened back in March, 2013.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said Officer Kevin Corcoran, 33, was on patrol near 13th and Lombard around 2 a.m. when he encountered a group of people on the sidewalk.

One of the people in that group remarked that Corcoran made an illegal turn, investigators said, so Corcoran drove up next to the group and got out of the car.

Corcoran began yelling at the group, investigators said, as bystanders began recording with their cell phones. Corcoran then allegedly slapped a cell phone out of the hand of Roderick King, of Lansdale,while shouting an obscenity.

Investigators say King began backing up, with his hands out and that's when Corcoran grabbed him by the chest, threw him up against the patrol car, handcuffed him and threw him in the patrol car.

King asked why he was being arrested, investigators said, and Corcoran allegedly told him it was for public intoxication. The DA said there was no evidence that King was intoxicated.

In addition, the DA said, Corcoran was driving in the opposite direction of the 17th Police District, where he was assigned.

King then allegedly told Corcoran he was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

It was at that point Corcoran allegedly took King to 13th and Rodman, uncuffed him, and let him go without charges.

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#2
Stay classy, PPD.
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Until the officers and politicians are forced to pay damages and legal fees out of their own pockets, instead of the tax-payers, this will continue.
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I guess if the cop would have charged him with DC, then he wouldn't be in this situation right now, because then it would be a case of letting the courts sort it out.
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streaker69;137745 Wrote:I guess if the cop would have charged him with DC, then he wouldn't be in this situation right now, because then it would be a case of letting the courts sort it out.

Exactly. Even if the cop knew the guy wouldn't get convicted of DC, by still charging him, he wouldn't have gotten in trouble. The guy could have been found not guilty, and despite how poor of a case it would have been, nothing would have happened to the officer. It also makes you wonder how many people are charged with crimes they didn't commit and get convicted, but are actually innocent. Don't get me wrong, I have no sympathy for criminals, but I dislike hearing about these things.
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spblademaker;137744 Wrote:Until the officers and politicians are forced to pay damages and legal fees out of their own pockets, instead of the tax-payers, this will continue.

It doesn't have to be damages, especially if you mean in the form of money. It would be enough if real punishments were instituted, punishments that will stick and not get overturned at the mere whisper of the union.

If I (us?) make a mistake at work, I get time off without pay, or fired, not an extended paid vacation. I guess maybe a LEO gets a nasty-gram in his personnel file, but I'm not sure exactly how that hurts, it certainly doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent for some.

Even being made to feel the displeasure of coworkers and through the entire chain of command for making the department look bad would be a start. Instead it is the good-guy whistle-blower who gets ostracized.

Truly a fubar system, and I think it is very sad that it is citizens with cell phones and other recording devices that are starting to turn things around, instead of being initiated from within.
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When we had a kid down in a treatment facility in Philly, one of the PPD cars made a left turn in front of me on Broad St. where I would have T-boned them if I hadn't been alert enough to save their lives. No lights. No sirens. Nada. Must have been late for donuts.
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you are all horrible cop bashers!
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#9
Give it some time. May be one day we'll be as good at it as you are.
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Sounds like he really is going bye bye..


http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/2496088...-on-camera

Quote:Officer Faces Charges For Incident Caught On Camera



CENTER CITY -
A police officer is facing charges for an incident caught on camera. In the video, he's seen grabbing a cell phone and then pushing a man near 13th and Lombard Streets.



Read more: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/2496088...z2vqWbugN7
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