Monday, August 3, 2015

Philly cop indicted for assault on police in Atlantic City

Apparently Officer Aisha Pleasant, the second Philly cop who was indicted on Wednesday, wasn't so pleasant to police in Atlantic City.

Philly cop indicted for assault on police in Atlantic City

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Aisha Pleasant, 36, was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault, police said.
Aisha Pleasant, 36, was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault, police said.

The police department late Wednesday afternoon announced the indictment and suspension of a second Philly cop in a day.

Apparently Officer Aisha Pleasant -- who was indicted by the Atlantic County Prosecutor in an incident unrelated to the one that Officer Rafael Cordero was charged in earlier Wednesday --wasn’t so pleasant during a run-in with police in Atlantic City.

Pleasant, 36, a three-year veteran assigned to the 9th District in Center City, was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault on police for an incident that happened in Atlantic City in March, police said.

In a press release about Pleasant's charges, the department's Public Affairs officers did not provide details of the March 4 incident in which Pleasant was charged.

Pleasant was the second Philadelphia police officer indicted on Wednesday, after the department announced Wednesday morning the federal indictment of Officer Rafael Cordero, a 23-year veteran, on charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements.

Police said Pleasant would be suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss.

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