City cop arrested for domestic assault

A Philadelphia police officer was arrested this weekend for domestic assault on his girlfriend, making him the 17th cop arrested in the department in little more than a year.

Ofc. Deric Lewis, 30, who had four years on the force with the 22nd District, was arrested Saturday and charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person, police said.

He has been suspended by Commissioner Charles Ramsey for 30 days with the intent to dismiss, according to a press release.