Thursday, December 25, 2014

Two Philly cops arrested

Two Philadelphia police officers have been arrested in separate incidents, officials said.

Two Philly cops arrested

The headaches just won't end for the Philadelphia Police Department.

Two police officers have been arrested in separate incidents, department officials announced in a news release.

Officer Nicholas Adelizzi was caught stealing a $25 bottle of CoQ10 from a nutrition store on Grant Avenue near Academy Road on Jan. 10, police said.

Adelizzi, 24, who was on duty but not in uniform, was charged with retail theft on Jan. 21. He had recently joined the Police Department as a lateral hire; he had previously worked as a cop in Upland Borough. Police officials said Adelizzi will be rejected for permanent employment.

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Also busted was Officer Brien Greene, 27, who allegedly threatened to shoot an employee at a shop on 52nd Street near Market on Jan. 11. Police said Greene, who was a 3-year veteran of the force, was charged with aggravated assault, possessing an instrument of crime and related offenses. He has been suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.

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