Showing posts with label Philadelphia Police. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Philadelphia Police. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Murder-suicide investigation involved Philadelphia Police Officer

Philadelphia Cop Apparently Kills Wife, Himself Inside Juniata Park Home, Police Say

By CBS3 Staff
July 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an 11-year veteran of the department and his wife in the Juniata Park section of the city. 

The couple was found inside the home on the 4600 block of Weymouth Street around 9:30 a.m. on Monday. They have been identified as 39-year-old Jose Rodriguez and 36-year-old Evelyse Rodriguez.

According to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, the couple’s 17-year-old daughter called police to check on her parents’ well-being. Ross says the daughter didn’t hear from her father or mother for some time and tried to reach out to them around 2:30 a.m.
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Police Officer with history of complaints caught on camera

Video: Officer brutally attacks war vet, charges follow
Amanda Shea
March 15, 2014

Since 2009, one Philidelphia police officer that has been investigated by internal affairs over a dozen times, has now found himself suspended after being charged this week with false imprisonment and other counts related to a March 2013 incident caught on film.

Officer Kevin Corcoran, 33, is facing multiple charges from an altercation last spring in downtown Philly in which he handcuffed a local man, hauled him into his SUV and drove him around the city for roughly 16 minutes before releasing him without charge. Thanks to handheld video technology, eyewitnesses were able to record the entire incident.
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Home Invasion Targets Disabled Veteran

Linked from Lew Poorman on Facebook
At Least 5 Sought After Home Invasion Targets Disabled Veteran
Posted: May 20, 2013

A disabled veteran is targeted by thugs in a home invasion. It happened overnight on the 9400 block of Ashton Street in Northeast Philadelphia.

The thieves took $200-dollars and a television.

Police say the 58-year-old former Marine was roughed up, but is expected to be OK.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Arrest of Phila. teen in brutal beating of Vietnam vet

Arrest of Phila. teen in brutal beating of Vietnam vet
By Crimesider Staff
January 20, 2012

(CBS) PHILADELPHIA - An arrest has been made in the vicious beating of a Vietnam veteran, say Philadelphia police.

CBS Philly reports that 64-year-old Edward Schaefer, who had lost an eye while serving his country, was violently beaten by a group of teens on a city street on Tuesday, while waiting for his wife to get off of a bus.

"These animals are specializing on our elderly people out here and a gentleman who served our country," Lt. George McClay said.

He said authorities have had a lot of tips.

"We had a lot of help from juvenile probation, the school district police and a lot of citizens," said McClay.

The victim Schaefer was walking to meet his wife at the bus stop when he was approached from behind. McClay said one of the teen suspects began attacking him and at least one other in the group of juveniles joined in.

The suspects fled by foot, when a passerby, Donald Jones, came to Schaefer's rescue.
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Disabled Vietnam Veteran Beaten

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Police: Man shot over noise during movie

Police: Man shot over noise during movie
Assailant allegedly told the family to be quiet, then threw popcorn
updated 9:21 p.m. ET, Sat., Dec. 27, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - A man enraged by a noisy family sitting near him in a movie theater on Christmas night shot the father of the family in the arm, police said.

James Joseph Cialella, 29, of Philadelphia, told the man's family to be quiet, then threw popcorn at the man's son, police said. The victim told police that Cialella was walking toward his family when he stood up and was shot.

Detectives called to the United Artists Riverview Stadium theater in South Philadelphia found Cialella carrying the weapon, a .380-caliber handgun, in his waistband, police said.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

1 Philadelphia officer killed, 1 wounded on duty

1 Philadelphia officer killed, 1 wounded on duty
By PATRICK WALTERS Associated Press Writer
Sept. 23, 2008

PHILADELPHIA — A city police officer pursuing an armed suspect Tuesday afternoon was fatally shot, the fourth city officer to die in the line of duty in the last year, authorities said. Another officer was wounded and the suspect was killed.

The officer who died, Patrick McDonald, 30, was shot in the chest, Mayor Michael Nutter said. The other officer, 35-year-old Richard Bowes, was shot in the leg. He was in stable condition and expected to be OK, Nutter said.

"We are in pain, and we are very angry about what's going on in our city," Nutter said.

Police said McDonald called for backup around 1:45 p.m., and Bowes was one of several officers to respond.

At some point, an officer exchanged fire with the suspect. An automatic weapon was recovered at the scene.

Police did not immediately identify the suspect or release other details about what set off the shooting. His body was found about a half block from where McDonald was shot.
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