Here are the 29 Philly cops on the DA's 'Do Not Call' list

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner during a press conference on February 15, 2018. ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff Photographer

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office this week disclosed to the public defenders office a list of current and former police officers whom prosecutors have sought to keep off the witness stand over allegations of misconduct. The Inquirer and Daily News obtained a copy of the list on Tuesday. Below are the names of listed officers and summaries of the reasons for their inclusion, as explained on the document. Additional details were gathered through news reports and court documents.

Officer Anthony Abrams

Date of Misconduct: June 1, 2015

Summary of Facts: Abrams “lied during a departmental investigation and aided and abetted his live-in girlfriend in a prostitution/escort business.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Found guilty on May 16, 2017, of lying during a departmental investigation, conduct unbecoming, and unapproved outside employment.

Penalty: Dismissed

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Officer Hashaam Choudri

Date of Misconduct: Oct. 29, 2016

Summary of facts: Choudri “solicited a prostitute.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Found guilty on April 23, 2017, of association with person of ill repute and conduct unbecoming.

Penalty: Dismissed

Officer Stanley Davis

Date of misconduct: Pending

Summary of facts: Davis “is subject of Federal Investigation [and] likely to face Federal charges.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: “Arrest is pending.”

Penalty: N/A

Note: Davis pleaded guilty in federal court in August to trading heroin and other drugs for sexual favors. He retired from the police force last year and is awaiting sentencing.

Officer Robert Esack

Date of misconduct: Jan. 26, 2016

Summary of facts: Esack “used his knee to strike complainant in the face twice causing broken facial bones.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Found guilty on July 14, 2017, of conduct unbecoming and unauthorized and/or excessive use of force in an official capacity.

Penalty: Five-day suspension.

Officer Emmanuel Folly

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Date of misconduct: Apr. 25, 2017

Summary of Facts: Folly “was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of children (child pornography).”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested and charged with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, and dissemination of child pornography.

Penalty: N/A

Note: Folly is free on bail and awaiting trial, according to court records.

Officer Reginald Graham

Date of misconduct:  Nov. 1, 2013

Summary of facts: Graham “investigated by federal authorities for several alleged acts of corruption.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Retired before his hearing.

Penalty: N/A

Note: Graham’s testimony was central to the arrest of Meek Mill more than a decade ago — a case that has since landed the rapper back in prison due to probation violations. Mill’s attorneys recently filed a motion accusing Graham of lying under oath to secure Mill’s arrest.

Officer Shawn Hall

Date of misconduct: May 14, 2017

Summary of facts: Hall “charged with DUI.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested May 14, 2017, and placed on ARD probation for one year beginning Dec. 15, 2017.

Penalty: N/A

Officer Nicholas Harper

Date of misconduct: Aug. 2, 2017

Summary of facts:  Harper “arrested for DUI.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested Aug. 2, 2017, and placed on ARD probation for one year beginning Dec. 1, 2017

Penalty: N/A

Sgt. Michael Kennedy

No information available on the list.

Officer Kevin Klein

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Date of misconduct: Dec. 24, 2016

Summary of facts: Klein charged with [simple assault], DUI, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested Dec. 20, 2017, and charged with simple assault, DUI, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Penalty: The column is left blank on the list, but Klein was dismissed from the force in December.

Note: Klein has been accused of driving while intoxicated, smashing his personal vehicle into an occupied SUV outside a strip club on Christmas Eve 2016, and then pulling his service gun on witnesses who chased him down. His lawyer has said he intends to fight the charges.

Officer Deric Lewis

Date of misconduct: Dec. 30, 2017

Summary of facts: Lewis was “charged with simple assault in Delaware County.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested Dec. 30, 2017, and charged with simple assault.

Penalty: The column is left blank on the list.

Cpl. Eric Linder

Date of misconduct: July 23, 2017

Summary of facts: Linder was “arrested for DUI.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested July 23, 2017, for DUI.

Penalty: N/A

Officer Allen Logan

Date of misconduct: Dec. 27, 2017

Summary of facts:  Logan was “arrested for simple assault in Atlantic City, N.J.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested Dec. 27, 2017, for simple assault in Atlantic City.

Penalty: The column is left blank on the list.

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Officer Michael Long

Date of misconduct: March 23, 2017

Summary of facts: Long “abused dog.”

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested March 23, 2017, for animal cruelty and possessing an instrument of crime.

Penalty: N/A

Note: Long was accused of putting an emaciated dog in a trash bag and dumping the animal in Wissahickon Valley Park. He is free on bail and awaiting trial, which is scheduled for May, according to court records.

Officer Antonio Mayhew

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Date of misconduct: May 3, 2017

Summary of facts: Mayhew was charged with aggravated assault.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested May 3, 2017, and charged with aggravated assault.

Penalty: N/A

Note: Mayhew was accused of leaving his patrol area while on duty to seek out his wife, punching her, then chasing her down in a patrol car with the lights and siren activated — causing her car to crash into another vehicle in West Philadelphia. Police also said he had previously been suspended over a protection from abuse order.

His current case is pending in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.

Officer Alex McAdams

Date of misconduct: Oct. 23, 2016

Summary of facts:  McAdams was “charged with multiple counts” of simple assault, reckless endangerement, terroristic threats, and contempt of a protection from abuse order.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested Feb. 1, 2017, and charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, and contempt of a protection from abuse order.

Penalty: N/A

Lt. Anthony McFadden

Date of Misconduct: 2014-15

Summary of Facts: While on-duty, McFadden engaged in sexual text communication with a prostitute, lied in an Internal Affairs Department interview, drank alcohol, then drove a city car on-duty, misused city time, and accepted gifts from news reporters.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: On Jan. 10, 2017, entered into a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to lying during an investigation, inappropriate sexual communication, drinking alcohol on duty, driving a city vehicle after drinking alcohol, and improper use of department equipment.

Penalty: 30-day suspension and transferred.

Detective Philip Nordo

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Date of Misconduct: Aug. 25, 2017

Summary of Facts: Detective suspended with the intent to dismiss.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Suspended Aug. 25, 2017, with intent to dismiss.

Penalty: Suspended with intent to dismiss.

Note: Nordo was accused of improperly putting money on the prison books of a witness, and state and federal authorities in August were investigating whether he had committed any crimes while developing informants. He has not been charged with a crime.

Officer Angel Ortiz

Date of Misconduct: Sept. 1, 2011

Summary of Facts: Ortiz mishandled evidence in a narcotics investigation, made false entries in the  Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) database, and left out important information in communication with other officers.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Found guilty March 8, 2017, of making false entries in a police report and of failure to follow procedures for handling narcotics.

Penalty: Five-day suspension and reprimand.

Officer Ryan Pownall

Date of Misconduct and Summary of Facts: Not listed on the sheet.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Not listed on sheet.

Penalty: Not listed on sheet.

Note: Pownall was suspended with intent to dismiss in September for fatally shooting 30-year-old David Jones as Jones fled from a traffic stop on June 8, 2017. The shooting remains under criminal investigation.

Sgt. Sheila Pressley

Date of Misconduct: May 22, 2014, and June 12, 2014

Summary of Facts: In May 2014, Pressley physically assaulted another sergeant, made a false statement in a police report, and lied during an Internal Affairs investigation.

In June 2014, she lied in an interview to Internal Affairs concerning an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint that she filed against another officer.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: She was found guilty in April 2017 of lying during an investigation in both cases. She was also found guilty of engaging in harassing conduct toward a police officer and failure to properly supervise in the May 2014 incident.

Penalty: 32-day suspension in the first incident; 30-day suspension in the second.

Officer Angelo Romero

Date of Misconduct: Nov. 1, 2016

Summary of Facts: Romero lied in an interview to [police] concerning a shooting he witnessed.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: None listed.

Penalty: None listed

Note: Romero was accused of lying to police about a shooting he witnessed while off-duty, but authorities did not specify how he misled investigators.

Officer Ross Scott

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Date of Misconduct: May 18, 2017.

Summary of Facts: Charged with aggravated assault.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested May 18, 2017, on aggravated assault.

Penalty: n/a.

Note: Scott was suspended with intent to dismiss in May for allegedly shooting at a car full of passengers after a crash on Broad Street while he was off-duty. He faces a Sept. 25, 2018, trial in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.

Sgt. Brian Smith

Date of Misconduct: Aug. 25, 2017

Summary of Facts: Indicted by U.S. Attorney’s Office on charges of bribery and lying to federal authorities.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Suspended Aug. 25, 2017, for 30 days with intent to dismiss.

Penalty: Suspended with the intent to dismiss.

Note: Smith was accused of accepting more than $20,000 in bribes to give two towing companies an unfair advantage. He allegedly raked in kickbacks totaling about $800 a month between December 2015 and November 2016 to tip off the tow-truck operators to locations of fender-benders and disabled vehicles reported to the city’s call center. He is currently awaiting trial, according to court records.

Officer Gerald Smith

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Summary of Facts: Was charged with simple assault and related offenses in connection with 2016 incidents. Acquitted at trial  March 22, 2018.

Note: The list compiled in 2017 by the DA’s Office misstated that Smith was charged with burglary.

 

 

 

 

Officer Eric Snell

Date of Misconduct: Not listed

Summary of Facts: Arrested for conspiracy to deliver drugs in Maryland.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: None listed.

Penalty: Suspension with intent to dismiss.

Note: Snell was suspended with intent to dismiss in November after being indicted by federal authorities. He is awaiting trial, according to court records.

Officer Adam Soto

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Date of Misconduct: Arrested April 25, 2017, for a Jan. 31, 2017, incident.

Summary of Facts: Charged with involuntary manslaughter and homicide by vehicle.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Indicates his arrest date and charges.

Penalty: None listed on the sheet, but was ordered dismissed.

Note: Soto was accused of speeding while off-duty on Jan. 31, 2017, then striking and killing a pedestrian, Danny Dimitri, 50, who was walking across Cottman Avenue near Algon Avenue. Soto faces an Oct. 9, 2018, trial in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.

Sgt. Michael Spicer

Date of Misconduct: Various.

Summary of Facts: Spicer was arrested by federal authorities on corruption charges.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: On Sept. 10, 2014, dismissal based on his arrest by federal authorities. He was later reinstated after he and other officers were acquitted after a federal trial.

Penalty: N/A.

Note: Spicer was among the narcotics officers charged in a 2014 federal corruption case. He was later acquitted on all counts and got his job back. In 2015, he was promoted to sergeant.

Officer Sequeta Williams

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Date of Misconduct: June 12, 2017

Summary of Facts: Charged with terroristic threats and simple assault.

Finding by Police Board of Inquiry/Arrest: Arrested June 12, 2017, and charged with terroristic threats and simple assault.

Penalty: N/A

Note: Williams was suspended with intent to dismiss last June, after she was accused of threatening people with a gun at a bar in the city’s Logan section.